Prince Harry and Meghan Markle forced to settle for US christening without royal trappings

According to a royal commentator, Prince Harry and Meghan’s new daughter Lilibet will not be christened in Windsor Castle’s Saint George’s Chapel, but rather in the United States.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first child, was christened at Queen Elizabeth’s private chapel on July 6, just two months after his birth.

While it was rumoured that the high-profile couple wanted their second child Lilibet to have a royal christening, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliam has cast doubt on these claims.

“It appears certain that her christening will take place in Meghan’s home state, with the same level of secrecy as Archie’s christening,” he told The Express.

Following their departure from the United Kingdom in 2020, the former working royals now reside in their $20 million Santa Barbara mansion with their two children.

After leaving the palace in September 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a multi-year deal with Netflix, rumoured to be worth close to $130 million.

Since moving to the United States, Prince Harry has travelled to the United Kingdom twice: once for his grandfather’s funeral and again for the unveiling of his mother’s statue.

On what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday, he returned in July to take part in the unveiling of a statue of her.

The visit came soon after his wife Meghan welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor in honour of both the Queen and Princess Diana.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry treat Lilibet to incredible birthday cake – see photo

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Meghan was noticeably absent on both trips, and the Sussexes’ return to the United Kingdom is unknown.

“We have no idea when the Queen and other members of the royal family will meet Lili, or when Harry and Meghan will return to the United Kingdom,” Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliam added.

“If there’s one thing Harry and Meghan can be certain about Lilibet’s christening, it’s that they’ll go to great lengths to keep the event and its details private.”

In July, newborn royal Lilibet was named eighth in line to the British throne, displacing the scandal-plagued Prince Andrew to ninth.

Lilibet, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, was not added to the line of succession until seven weeks after her birth.

The extended period of time that elapsed before Lilibet was added drew questions from the media. Royal babies are usually added within two weeks of their arrival, and the extended period of time that elapsed before Lilibet was added drew questions from the media.

Archie, Prince Harry and Meghan’s first child, became a member of the royal family only 15 days after his birth in 2019.

After 12 days, Louis, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child, was added, and Lucas, Zara and Mike Tindall’s son, was added immediately after birth.

Critics questioned why it took so long for Lilibet to be added to the royal family, with some speculating that the queen was awaiting the christening of the new royal.

After King Henry VIII established the Church of England in 1534, Roman Catholics were specifically excluded as candidates for the British throne.

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