In June, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, Lilibet, into the world, and there has been speculation about whether they will return to the UK for her christening.
Since leaving the Firm last year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been based in the United States, but despite no longer being working royals, they are still adored members of the Queen’s family. Lilibet, the couple’s daughter, was born in June and was named after her great-grandmother. There has been growing speculation in recent weeks about whether the Sussexes will travel to the United Kingdom to attend Lili’s christening.
Thousands of readers were polled on whether Harry and Meghan should follow tradition and have Lilibet christened in the United Kingdom.
A staggering 95 percent of voters said Lilibet should be christened in the United States in a poll conducted from October 12 to 13.
According to the Telegraph, a christening in the Anglican church in the United States is the most likely option for the Sussexes.
“There will be no christening in the United Kingdom,” they said. It’s not going to happen.”
After the Sussexes moved their lives permanently away from Britain in the last two years, many Britons appear to support this plan.
“They should definitely christen Lili in the US,” one voter raged.
“She was born in the United States and will grow up in the United States.”
“Her parents claim that the United Kingdom and the royal family were both horrible to them.”
“Why would Meghan and Harry want Lili to be christened in the United Kingdom?”
“They will not be holding any such event or attending events here under the Royal Family rules,” wrote another, claiming they had severed ties with the family.
“They’ve burned all their bridges and are no longer eligible to be non-working Royals.”
Meghan last visited the United Kingdom in early 2020, shortly before she and Prince Harry retired from their royal duties.
Since then, Prince Harry has returned home to attend Prince Philip’s funeral and to help his brother William unveil a statue of his mother, Princess Diana.
Another Express reader claimed that the couple had “abandoned” the United Kingdom.
“The vast majority of the people of Great Britain and the Commonwealth do not want “H” and his wife to return,” they raged.
“They pushed Queen and Country aside in favour of “woke” Hollywood.”
The Sussexes were rumoured to be planning a Windsor christening for Lilibet in September, following in the footsteps of both Harry and Archie.
The intended trip reportedly included an intimate with the Queen in order for her to meet her great-granddaughter Lilibet for the first time, but these plans have yet to materialise.
Royal fans believe the four-month-old will be baptised at the Episcopal Church of the United States by Bishop Michael Curry, who delivered the wedding sermon.
If Lilibet is christened in the United States, she may later be recognised as a Church of England member if she attends a congregation.