Queen Elizabeth II Desperate To See Harry and Meghan's Daughter Lilibet—Author

Queen Elizabeth II "desperately" wants to meet Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's daughter Lilibet regardless of an alleged dispute about the baby's name, a royal biographer has said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex paid tribute to the monarch, 95, when their second child was born in June 2021, by borrowing from her childhood nickname, a mispronouncing of Elizabeth

But Elizabeth, who has experienced a few health scares, has never met this great-grandchild named after her, as Harry's only trip back to Britain since her birth was by himself, for the unveiling of a statue to Princess Diana in July 2021.

Quoted by the Daily Express, royal biographer Brian Hoey, who has written numerous books on the royals, said: "I have heard from people I know within the Royal Household, she really would desperately like to see the baby in this way.

"I think she would love to, I wonder whether it is going to happen, I would love to think it could."

Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor's name triggered a transatlantic briefing war after a report by the BBC suggesting the queen was "never asked" whether it was okay to use her family nickname.

The Sussex camp returned fire with a spokesperson saying Harry spoke to the queen about the decision and would not have gone ahead had she not "been supportive."

However, the rift appeared to center on specifically whether Elizabeth's explicit permission was sought.

The saga lent a sour atmosphere to Harry and Meghan's relationship with the queen months after they made it clear to Oprah Winfrey the monarch was not the royal racist mentioned in their explosive interview.

During the tell-all broadcast a year ago, Meghan also said: "So, there's the family, and then there's the people that are running the institution.

"Those are two separate things. And it's important to be able to compartmentalize that, because the queen, for example, has always been wonderful to me."

Hoey said of the past tensions: "It may not be as bad as we on the outside think it is anyway.

"I am absolutely sure the Queen holds no feelings of disapproval towards Harry and Meghan, none whatsoever, she would certainly welcome them back if they came."

He added: "It would be a very easy thing for the rift to be healed between them."

In relation to the dispute over Lilibet's name, Harry and Meghan's spokesperson told Newsweek at the time: "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 honor. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name."

Prince Harry and Meghan with Archie
Meghan Markle holds her first-born, baby Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, alongside Prince Harry during a visit to South Africa, when they met Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, South Africa, on September 25, 2019. Their daughter, Lilibet, has never met the queen. Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage