Lilibet Diana, the daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, may not have had her grandfather, King Charles III, or her uncle, Prince William, present at her christening, but some family members were.
According to Marie Claire, Harry’s aunts, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, the sisters of the late Princess Diana, reportedly attended the private gathering on March 3.
After his mother’s tragic passing in 1997, Harry has remained close to her siblings. At Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018, Jane even gave an emotional reading from the Song of Solomon.
“I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Bishop of Los Angeles, the Rev. John Taylor,” a spokesperson for the couple said in a statement announcing the news on International Women’s Day.
The wedding is rumored to have been a small, private event held at Harry and Meghan’s Montecito home in California. As reported by People,
Members of the royal family had been invited by Harry and Meghan, but they were unable to accept due to travel distances and their demanding royal schedules.
Royal observers picked up on the fact that the Sussexes were referring to their daughter for the first time as “Princess Lilibet” right away. Despite the fact that Harry and Meghan are no longer employed as working royals, Lilibet and her brother, three-year-old Archie, automatically received titles when their grandfather was crowned King.
The line of succession entries for Archie and Lilibet now read Prince Archie Harrison of Sussex and Princess Lilibet Diana of Sussex on the royal family’s website, reflecting the changes.
Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor were the previous names of the kids.