Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to set a new christening precedent for the Royal Family.
THE upcoming christening of Lilibet by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might create a new precedent for royal christenings, as the event could be similar to Archie’s, which future royals may be interested in following.
The hosts of the Royally Obsessed podcast, Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie, looked at the royal infants due in 2021 and tried to predict when their christenings will take place. Princess Eugenie’s son, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, was due to give birth in July, but there was a Covid concern, according to the royal experts. They eventually projected Lilibet’s christening would take place in early September, and that the format would be identical to Archie’s, with one major element now completely in the hands of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Ms Fiorito and Ms Bowie spoke on the Royally Obsessed podcast about the things they’re most looking forward to in the coming months as royal engagements and festivities wind down.
The couple noted that there weren’t many royal children’s christenings this year and anticipated Lilibet would have hers in September.
However, royal experts commented on Archie’s christening in 2019 and how it deviated from royal protocol, anticipating that Lilibet’s christening would likely do the same.
Ms Fiorito said she “liked” the photographs of Archie taken at the ceremony, but that most of the media released was at Prince Harry’s choice.
Journalists and photographers were not permitted to attend the christening, according to Ms Fiorito, who stated that the Sussexes “established the standard” for privacy.
Ms. Bowie wondered if the Royal Family would do the same thing at future christenings.
She also predicted that Harry and Meghan would continue to do so with Lilibet, as they had done with the pregnancy and birth.
Visitors and photos were allowed at Prince William and Kate’s christenings, giving royal enthusiasts a fleeting peek of the royal children.
“Harry and Meghanâ€TMs ties with the British press went drastically wrong when Archie was baptised in private and the names of the godparents were not released,” royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told This website.
“The Sussexes were adamant that they wanted to do things their way, and this has shown to be true.”
At christenings, the core Royal Family’s pictures are customarily taken. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”