Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s daughter, was born on June 4 to Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. “We were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili,” the couple said in a statement. 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. Thank you for your continued kindness and support as our family goes through this very special time.”
Lili was born at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, according to the duke and duchess. Because the Sussexes no longer live in the United Kingdom and are no longer working royals, some speculate that their daughter will miss out on a tradition that her older brother, Archie Harrison, and many royals before her had. Unless Queen Elizabeth II decides to send a valuable item across the Atlantic.
Many royal fans are pondering this question.
Many royal fans have wondered if and when Lilibet will be baptized, and if the Sussexes will return to the United Kingdom to do so.
So far, there has been no word on what Meghan and Harry intend to do, but if they do not return, Lili will likely miss out on wearing a priceless heirloom that all of the queen’s great-grandchildren — including Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis — have had the opportunity to wear.
If the queen does not send a specific article of clothing to California, Lilibet will miss out on a tradition.
The monarch’s great-grandchildren, including Archie, have all been baptized in a special christening gown. The gown is an exact replica of the one commissioned by Queen Victoria for her daughter Victoria’s royal baptism in 1841. The gown, which was retired in 2004 following the christening of the Queen’s granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor, was worn by a total of 62 royal babies. Since 2008, the queen’s wardrobe advisor has replaced it with a replica worn by each royal newborn at their respective christenings.
Lilibet will most likely not be able to wear it if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not return to the United Kingdom for a baptism.
“I’ll be shocked if the baby is baptized and they come to the United Kingdom. The christening gown, I don’t believe, will be sent to California,” royal historian Marlene Koenig told The Express. “Not to be rude, but it’s expensive, and even if you send it express mail or through the British embassy, you’re still having issues.”
When and where was Archie, Lili’s brother, christened?
On July 6, 2019, Meghan and Harry’s son was baptized two months after his birth while the couple was still living in the United Kingdom.
Archie’s christening was a private ceremony held in Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel. Archie was baptized into the Church of England and welcomed into the Anglican faith by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who presided over the christening.
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, were among those who attended Archie’s christening. Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, Princess Diana’s sisters, were also photographed at the event. The Duchess of Sussex is holding Archie, who is dressed in the same christening gown worn by many other royals over the years.