Carol McGiffin sparks fury as she says Lilibet’s name choice has ‘other motive’

Carol McGiffin and Jane Moore have been criticised by fans after they appeared to hit out at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby daughter's name on Monday's episode of Loose Women.

The panellists didn't seem to hold back on their views regarding the baby's new name but their outspoken beliefs seemed to rattle some viewers at home.

Harry and Meghan opted to name their new daughter Lilibet Diana as a nod to Queen Elizabeth, as this was once her nickname as a child.

But fans didn't like the panellists' strong opinions and told Jane and Carol to "get a life".

Speaking on the matter further during the daytime show, panellist Jane sighed dramatically before she gave her opinion to the other ladies and the viewers at home.

Jane expressed: "Well, when anyone who has a baby it's lovely, isn't it? But I don't know, I just… Diana I get. I think that would have been really nice.

"But actually she is not going to be called Lilibet, she is going to be called Lily, that was made very clear.

She continued: "Lilibet was very much a nickname, the Queen couldn't say her name when she was a kid and her dad King George V called her Lilibet because that was how it sounded, Prince Philip took it up as an affectionate thing between the two of them.

Jane also went on to say that Harry previously criticised his grandmother not so long ago, so this is why she felt "cynical" about the name choice.

Jane said: "I suppose it gives the link to the Queen, but three weeks ago, Harry was almost criticising his father's parenting skills and saying that's how he was parented, which put the Queen's parenting skills in the spotlight."

"So maybe I am just a cynical old bag, yes probably, but I just feel, either call her Lily or call her Lilibet, it's something and nothing for me."

Carol responded: "I want to believe this is a really sentimental, even a token of an apology, or whatever we have done and said in the past few weeks, we still love you so we are going to give you this name.

"But to me I can't leave it, I don't know why I feel like everything they do is for some other reason.

She continued: "I still think it's a little bit strange naming someone else's pet name, we all have pet names for our partners."

"I wonder if they asked for permission, if they said, 'Do you mind us giving her your pet name?' I would be interested to know."

"If my niece phoned me up and said, 'We are having a new baby, can we call it Muck sticks? That's my nickname, don't ask.

"I would be like, 'No!' and mainly because it's mine, it's my name!"

Panellist Linda Robson chimed: "Well I think it's lovely, so good luck to her!"

Giving further insight on the topic, presenter Charlene White explained that in her Caribbean culture, nicknames are sometimes used as first names and it often has sentimental value. She also said the couple don't really need permission for the name.

But some viewers were not impressed with Jane and Carol's opinion and took to Twitter to share their thoughts.

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One fan said: "Harry and Meghan haven't done anything wrong, it's lovely they have a beautiful healthy baby, Ffs Carol & Jane get a life."

A second tweeter also agreed with this sentiment and said: "Whatever they’d called the baby Jane and Carol would’ve slagged it off.

"My Lord. Jane and Carol are so miserable #loosewomen," a third chimed.

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