Project’s Lisa Wilkinson pokes fun at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s rumors of royal feud

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‘Prince Andrew would love the oxygen this ridiculous story is taking up’: Lisa Wilkinson pokes fun at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s rumored royal feud in The Project

Lisa Wilkinson poked fun at the royals during a segment on Thursday’s episode of The project.

The 61-year-old panelist discussed a recent BBC report claiming Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had never asked the Queen for permission to name their newborn daughter Lilibet, followed by the couple’s lawyers who denied this.

Lilibet is the Queen’s nickname, given to her when she was a young child struggling to pronounce her own name, Elizabeth.

Making the situation light: Lisa Wilkinson poked fun at the royals during a segment on Thursday's episode of The Project

Making the situation light: Lisa Wilkinson poked fun at the royals during a segment on Thursday’s episode of The Project

‘Who knows what the truth is in this story? All I know is how much Prince Andrew would enjoy the oxygen this ridiculous story is now taking up,” Lisa joked.

Prince Andrew has been embroiled in controversy in recent years due to his connection to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The 61-year-old royal considered the late Epstein a friend and admitted to spending three days in his infamous mansion in 2010.

Rumor has it, the 61-year-old panelist discussed a recent BBC report claiming that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (pictured together in Johannesburg in October 2019) had never asked the Queen for permission to name their newborn daughter Lilibet

Rumor has it, the 61-year-old panelist discussed a recent BBC report claiming that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (pictured together in Johannesburg in October 2019) had never asked the Queen for permission to name their newborn daughter Lilibet

Rumor has it, the 61-year-old panelist discussed a recent BBC report claiming that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (pictured together in Johannesburg in October 2019) had never asked the Queen for permission to name their newborn daughter Lilibet

The scandal has prompted Prince Andrew to resign from his royal duties, while the FBI still wants to interview him.

It’s not the first time Lisa has spoken out about the royal family.

On Monday, she pointed out that certain members of the royal family reworded their congratulations to Harry and Meghan, 39, after the birth of their daughter.

'Who knows what the truth is in this story?  All I know is how much Prince Andrew would enjoy the oxygen this ridiculous story is now taking up,

'Who knows what the truth is in this story?  All I know is how much Prince Andrew would enjoy the oxygen this ridiculous story is now taking up,

‘Who knows what the truth is in this story? All I know is how much Prince Andrew would enjoy the oxygen this ridiculous story is now taking up,” Lisa joked. Pictured, Prince Andrew at Windsor Castle in May

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to California on Friday and announced the news on Sunday.

Lisa noted that the Cambridges did not use the royal titles of Harry, 36, and Meghan when recognizing Lilibet’s birth.

Neither did Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, but Harry’s grandmother The Queen did refer to their titles.

Mixed Messages: On Monday, Lisa pointed out that certain members of the royal family phrased their congratulations to Harry and Meghan, 39, differently after the birth of their daughter.  Pictured in London in April 2011 for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding

Mixed Messages: On Monday, Lisa pointed out that certain members of the royal family phrased their congratulations to Harry and Meghan, 39, differently after the birth of their daughter.  Pictured in London in April 2011 for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding

Mixed Messages: On Monday, Lisa pointed out that certain members of the royal family phrased their congratulations to Harry and Meghan, 39, differently after the birth of their daughter. Pictured in London in April 2011 for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding

This omission comes amid a wider debate over whether or not the Sussexes should relinquish their titles in light of their relentless criticism of the royal family.

“It strikes me that neither the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge nor Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have used the royal titles of Harry and Meghan in the congratulations on the birth of baby Lilibet,” Lisa tweeted.

She added: “The queen – after whom the baby is named – was the only one who did that.”

New addition: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their daughter, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to California on Friday and announced the news on Sunday

New addition: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their daughter, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to California on Friday and announced the news on Sunday

New addition: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their daughter, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to California on Friday and announced the news on Sunday

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