In their ongoing war with the British press, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have now also clashed with the BBC over the version of events that led to the naming of their daughter. Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, younger sister of the Sussexes’ two-year-old son Archie, was born at 11.40am (10.40am GMT) on Friday, June 4, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, weighing 3.5kg. Kate Middleton’s best fashion looks this month Her name, they said, was a tribute to Harry’s grandmother, the queen, whose family nickname was Lilibet, while it also honoured his late mother , Princess Diana. Meghan Markle’s jewels The Sussexes vs the BBC It has been widely reported that Harry and Meghan consulted the queen before the naming of their baby, but an article on the BBC’s website claimed palace sources had said the queen was not asked by the duke and duchess about naming their daughter Lilibet. A spokeswoman for Harry and Meghan said their daughter’s name was mentioned in a conversation with the queen, and the couple’s lawyers have since written to the corporation. Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may never get back into the royal family She said: “The duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement. In fact his grandmother was the first family member he called. “During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honour. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name.” The Times newspaper reported that the couple’s lawyers, Schillings, have sent a letter to the BBC warning the story is “false and defamatory”. Lawyers for the duke and duchess have also sent a letter to some media organisations, saying the BBC article was false and defamatory, and the allegations should not be repeated. Contacted by Reuters, the BBC had no immediate response to the letter. The story by one of the BBC’s royal correspondents remains on the corporation’s website. How do you speak to Queen Elizabeth and other British royals? A guide to royal etiquette The royal family don’t want to get involved Buckingham Palace has declined to comment on the matter, making things even more awkward . Publicly, the queen has issued a statement saying she was delighted at the news of the birth, as did Harry’s brother Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, whose relationship with the US-based couple is believed to have deteriorated in recent years. In a speech on Tuesday, June 8, Harry’s father Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, simply said it was “happy news”. 8 reasons why Meghan Markle deserves a break It’s not the BBC’s only royal row The row comes just weeks after Lord Dyson’s report into the 1995 Panorama interview with Harry’s mother Diana , Princess of Wales. It concluded that journalist Martin Bashir used “deceitful behaviour” to land the world exclusive, and that an internal BBC investigation a year later had covered it up. Dazzle like Kate Middleton The ongoing family rift The Sussexes have faced heartbreak and division after they quit as senior working royals last year and plunged the monarchy into crisis with their bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview in March. Harry made more controversial comments about his family in the weeks following the interview, and also seems to still be in the midst of a long-running rift with his brother William. But he has always spoken warmly about his grandmother and late grandfather, and the queen has referred to her grandson and his family in sympathetic terms. What if Princess Diana were still alive? Singaporean artist imagines the British royal in scenes with Meghan and Kate Lilibet is the queen’s family nickname and the choice pays tribute to the monarch at a challenging time for the Windsors, who are still mourning the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh. The new baby is the queen’s 11th great-grandchild, and the first to be born since Philip’s death. But with the Sussexes living in California, it is not known when or if the new addition will meet the queen and the rest of the royals any time soon. The show must go on The row with the BBC did not stop Harry announcing the latest host country for his Invictus Games , revealing in a social media video that Germany will be next to stage the event in 2023. “It’s time to spread the news something big is coming to Germany,” the duke said in the clip that featured Germany’s Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .