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Session 197

Harry and Meghan are celebrating the birth of their daughter, who they’ve named Lilibet Diana after the Queen and Harry’s mum. Learn vocabulary to talk about this news story.

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News Review

Lilibet: Harry and Meghan's new baby

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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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.

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