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.
0:00 – Introduction
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 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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