Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been increasingly visible in public in recent weeks, but when it comes to their children, things are still very private. The couple relocated to California in early 2020, just months before the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the globe, and have been quietly growing their family. While the meaning behind her name made headlines, fans have yet to see an official photo of the baby girl, and it appears that the couple intends to keep it that way. Prince Harry and Markle welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Diana, in June 2021, and while the meaning behind her name made headlines, fans have yet to see an official photo of the baby girl, and it appears that the couple intends to keep it that way. Continue reading to find out how they plan to break royal tradition with Lilibet.
In June 2021, Lilibet Diana was born.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have always been open about their desire to start a family with their fans. Given that their son Archie Harrison was born in 2019, many fans assumed that the couple would have another child soon. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced in early 2021 that they were expecting their second (and final) child, and that the baby would be a girl.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Diana, in June 2021, according to a spokesperson for the couple. The happy couple did not release a picture of the baby to go along with the announcement, but they did release a short statement that read, “On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili.” She is everything we could have hoped for, and we are grateful for the love and prayers we’ve received from all over the world.”
With Lilibet Diana, what royal tradition could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle break?
Despite Lilibet Diana’s illustrious ancestry, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to keep her life as private as possible until she is old enough to make her own decisions. Her parents’ desire to keep her life private extends to her christening, which is a very public event for members of the royal family. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, according to BestLife, want Lilibet Diana to be christened in a California chapel rather than the private chapel near Windsor Castle where Archie Harrison was baptized. Prince Harry and several other members of the royal family were baptized at the same chapel, which has become a royal tradition.
“It appears certain that [Lilibet’s] christening will take place in Meghan’s home state, with the same level of secrecy as Archie’s christening, but without the controversy that surrounded Archie’s,” royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said. While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle haven’t commented on the rumor, fans of the couple will recall the controversy surrounding Archie Harrison’s baptism.
The christening of Archie Harrison was a well-publicized event.
When Archie Harrison was born in May 2019, many royal family fans were eager to learn everything they could about him. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, on the other hand, chose to keep his early years private, refusing to reveal the names of his godparents instead of sharing information about his baptism. This didn’t stop fans from speculating, and many chastised the couple for not disclosing more information about their son’s big day.
According to some sources, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to hold Lilibet Diana’s christening in California will be interpreted as a clear rejection of the royal family, potentially aggravating Prince Harry’s reported feud with family members. No one knows for sure what the royal couple will do at this point, but they appear to be determined to go their own way.