Trisha Goddard blasts ‘relentless bullying’ of Meghan and Harry amid Lilibet name row

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Trisha Goddard has lashed out at the "relentless bullying" of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle amid the latest row over their baby daughter Lilibet's name.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the birth of their daughter at the weekend and revealed she was named after the Queen's nickname.

Meghan gave birth to their second child Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Friday, June 4, at 11.40am at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara and weighed 7lbs 11oz.

However, some have argued whether it was right to name the baby after the Queen's nickname, with royal biographer Angela Levin branding it "rude".

Trisha Goddard blasted the 'relentless bullying' of Harry and Meghan
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Appearing on Good Morning Britain today alongside royal commentator Isabel Oakeshott, Trisha said: "I don't believe it for a bit that they haven't spoken to the queen."

She fumed that it was "bullying now", insisting: "They can't do anything right anyway.

"This is about pain and it's about continuous and relentless bullying."

However, Isabel said that "what Harry and Meghan need to do to heal this rift is just to be quiet for a bit".

"It's so incompatible with why they left the country," she said, pointing out that they had left due to media intrusion. "This has been calculated to maximise media attention."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the birth of their daughter at the weekend
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She also accused Harry of being "in danger of doing more damage to mental health" with how much he was talking about it.

But Trisha hit back, firmly declaring that "Prince Harry has done nothing but good for mental health".

Earlier, a friend of the late Prince Philip claimed he had been "heartbroken that the royal family has turned into a soap opera".

Gyles Brandreth was quizzed on GMB over the controversy surrounding Meghan and Harry's naming their daughter Lilibet after the Queen.

GMB host Ben Shephard had asked him: "You know him and you were close to the Duke of Edinburgh. What do you think he would have made of all of this?"

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Gyles replied: "I know exactly what he would have made of all of this. He was heartbroken, as he said to me, that the royal family has been turned into a soap opera and he regretted that very much indeed. He also regretted members of the royal family giving personal interviews.

"He felt [that] no good ever comes of it. I said to him, 'But you were the first member of the royal family to give an interview on television in the 1950s for the BBC and later to things like Wogan.' But he said, 'That was about what I did, my work, never about me as a person.'

"He reminded me and said, 'You know, in 1953, you won't remember this, but after the Coronation, the Queen and I went to Australia on a tour. Millions of people came out and cheered the Queen, millions. And if the Queen had thought it was about her, it would have been corrosive.

"But the Queen is the same with one person or a million people. Once you begin to think it's about you, you are in trouble. Don't give interviews about yourself. It's about other people.' And that was his philosophy.

*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV

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