Lilibet – Harry and Meghan's new baby: BBC News Review reviews

November 12, 2022



The Duke and Duchess of Sussex – better known as Harry and Meghan – have announced the birth of their second child. They’ve named her ‘Lilibet’, which was the Queen’s nickname when she was a child. The baby’s middle name is ‘Diana’, which was the name of Harry’s mother.

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Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:35- Story
1:40 – Headline 1: Foster: Harry and Meghan’s new baby’s name a nod to the Queen (CNN)
5:10 – Headline 2: What’s in a name? The meanings of Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor
8:18 – Headline3: Who is bumped down the line of succession by Harry and Meghan’s second child?
11:35​​​​​​​​​​​​ – Language summary

The story
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the birth of their second child. The girl was born on Friday in Santa Barbara, California.

She’s been named Lilibet Diana after the Queen and Princess Diana, but will be known as ‘Lili’.

Key words and phrases

a nod to
a reference to

*My maple leaf t-shirt is a nod to my Canadian childhood.
*A lot of music right now gives a nod to the 80s.

What’s in a name?
Is what we call something important?

*I always buy a supermarket’s own brand – what’s in a name?
*He changed his name to Pele, but it didn’t make him a great footballer. What’s in a name?

bumped down the line
lowered in importance or position

*When the superstar player joined the team, the others were bumped down the line.
*I was next in the queue, but then a VIP arrived and I was bumped down the line.

Test your understanding on our website at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-18/session-197

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28 Comments
  1. The best time of my week. I love them.

  2. 🔉 This restaurant is a nod to 1960.
    🔉 My mobile phone is very important to me_ what's in a name?
    🔉 While El Zamalik football team was bumped down the line , El Ahly football team won the match.

  3. Reply
    Antoinette Alteresco November 12, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    She never had the baby its surrage

  4. A beautiful video explaining certain expressions and their usage in many types of sentences. Thanks Lizzy and Neil

  5. A beautiful video explaining certain expressions and their usage in many types of sentences. Thanks Lizzy and Neil

  6. Reply
    Arushima Karunakalage November 12, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    I supposed to say that, if anybody watch these videos regularly , You don't have fear about English anymore.Thank you BBC podcast team.

  7. These videos are amazing. Good Job. Salute from Brazil.

  8. A nod?? How about her bad mouth about toxid family, racist bad mouth about them???

  9. The baby name no Doria or Thomas?

  10. I like the way you are doing your program is different and it's better I'm very happy to bump on this channel congratulation it's not hate it's not a lot of those things and I like that it's informative I hope always will be laid it would be like that

  11. Lillibet Diana you have different spelling on her name.
    grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. … It came about as a result of how the then Princess, mispronounced her own name as a young girl. Therefore, Lilibet originates from the Hebrew name Elizabeth, which means "God's promise" or "pledged to God."

  12. I like her pronunciation.Thank you so much guys

  13. I love all of you.Thank you

  14. A like very much this course and you both are nice people to learning english

  15. Wypisz wymaluj Harry, ale podobieństwo

  16. I think it’s disgusting that they took the Queen’s family nickname and used it for their daughter.They don’t have a good thing to say about the Royal family yet they want to cash in on the name. I wish they would fade away. Megan is a poor excuse for a human being and I feel sorry for those poor children.😡

  17. That women was not pregnant for a second round. She stayed out of public but few time out she was busted with the moo bump Has folks forgot Harry once claimed he couldn't have kids? The webs these two weave. She is desperate to keep her ties to RF.

  18. Elizabeth short forms are
    Lilibeth
    Lilibet
    Lilli
    Beth
    Eliza
    Liz.
    So why are people making a big fuss

  19. I did not realize these were considered English expressions. These are common expressions to me growing up in the Deep South of America.

  20. I'm a spice name
    Saffron. They say Saffron spice is the most expensive spice in the world.
    I'm not ritch it's the spice. I'm Just a name. All spices are color trends.
    Saffron is yellow and orange fall Color's mixed in with autumn.
    I'm not a Color'
    the spices names are. I'm just a name. You can find Saffron spice and Cinnamon in the Bible back in Jesus's Days. It's the spice. I'm Just a name like she says
    We are just names.
    What's the big deal.
    People can name their children anything they like.
    It's Just a name.
    Let Lilybet rest in ✌ with her proud parents. It's Just a Name. Why make
    a big deal out of a name. We're people
    Our parents have got too name us Something we're just Names. It depends on if you
    like the name. And if you like the name go for it. It's Just a Name. I like the way she put that.

  21. Thank you! BBC

  22. Thks 4 yr interesting topic.i learn from you

  23. Obviously, you don't respect the Queen! I wish you move to a none commonwealth country. And see how you do…

  24. Yea she was born to a surrogate woman as it is true as it is all over the internet

  25. Why, you are so stupid and ignorant , personal what’s it?
    Name is universal, each pp is free choice name, the name isn’t copyrighted.
    Elizabeth, Your’s Queen christening’s name; so ,Sussex ‘s christening daughter ‘s is Lily, full stop.

    Kevin Costner daughter’s name is Lily. What’s your drama?
    From Portugal 🇵🇹

  26. such garbage

  27. God bless the Queen 🙏❤️

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