Meghan and Prince Harry’s daughter Princess Lilibet Diana is christened
Prince Harry and Meghan reveal they have christened daughter ‘Princess Lilibet Diana’ in intimate Californian ceremony carried out by Archbishop of LA – as couple’s friend Omid Scobie claims ‘King Charles and William were invited – but didn’t come’
- Duke and Duchess of Sussex hosted christening at their home in Montecito
- Charles, Camilla, William and Kate were invited but didn’t attend, it’s claimed
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter has been christened ‘Princess Lilibet Diana‘ in a small ceremony at their home in California, it was revealed today.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hosted the religious ceremony last Friday which was carried out by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Reverend John Taylor.
The couple’s spokesman said: ‘I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.’
Royal journalist Omid Scobie, who is close to the Sussexes, reported that ‘King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William, Princess Kate were invited but didn’t attend’. It is not known whether any other Royal Family members were present.
It is understood 21-month-old Lili’s title of princess and Archie’s title as a prince will be used in formal settings, but not in everyday conversational use by the couple.
Harry and Meghan are thought to be keen to not deny their children their birthright, but to allow them the chance to decide for themselves when older whether to drop or keep using the titles.
People magazine reported that there were between 20 and 30 guests at the event, including Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland and Lilibet’s godfather Tyler Perry.
The filmmaker had been spotted paying a visit to Harry and Meghan’s Montecito home last Friday and at a airport in Los Angeles where he boarded his private jet.
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A photograph issued by Archewell of Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, after celebrating her first birthday in June last year
The first picture of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter Lilibet was released in a Christmas card on December 23, 2021
Tyler Perry at a Los Angeles airport last Friday, on the day he attended Lilibet’s christening