From nude cakes and a “Vogue photographer” to “godparent Princess Eugenie,” here’s a look inside Harry and Meghan’s christening for Lilibet.
IT’S a watershed event in the life of any youngster, and it’s a time to celebrate with friends and family.
However, there is still discussion about when and where Meghan Markle, 40, and Prince Harry’s four-month-old daughter Lilibet Diana will be christened.
Traditionally, a royal baptism is a small family ceremony celebrated in one of Buckingham Palace’s or Windsor’s old chapels.
Archie, the Sussexes’ son, was baptized in the royal chapel at Windsor Castle on July 6, 2019, in a small, private ceremony for roughly 25 people.
On December 21, 1984, Prince Harry was christened at St George’s Chapel, the same chapel where he married Meghan.
However, following the Sussexes’ surprise move to America in 2019, a source claims Meghan and Harry would not christen their daughter in the UK, instead opting for an Episcopal ceremony in Los Angeles.
Meghan and Harry, 37, will not be bringing Lilibet over for a royal christening, according to a palace source.
“There will not be a christening in the United Kingdom,” they stated. It’s not going to happen.” That decision would be a shocking departure from precedent, as Lilibet would be the first of the Queen’s grandchildren or great-grandchildren to be baptized outside of the Church of England.
Ingrid Seward, royal biographer and editor of Majesty Magazine, told The Sun that she would be “surprised” if the couple chose a baptism in the United States.
We look at what Lilibet Diana’s christening could be like, from A-lister godparents to decade-long traditions, whether it’s hosted in the ancient halls of Windsor Castle or in Meghan and Harry’s new hometown of Santa Barbara.
Ingrid believes the Sussexes would be “quite astonished” if they opted to have the baptism in the United States rather than the United Kingdom.
“There’s nothing nicer than a royal baptism and the magnificent long Honiton gown,” she told The Sun. “Harry has witnessed such a long heritage of royal christenings.”
“The Supreme Governor of the Church of England is Harry’s great-grandmother, and Meghan was inducted into the Church of England.
“If Harry and Meghan wanted it to be private, they might have it in the Chapel at Windsor Castle.
“The Queen will not say no; she may not be able to attend herself, but she will not say they cannot have it there.
“The only reason it wouldn’t be held in the UK is if Meghan didn’t want to bring the baby with her.”
“That’s the only reason I can come up with.”
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the Sussexes’ second child, was born on June 4, 2021, in… Brinkwire Brief News.