Lilibet, the daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, was referred to as a “Princess” on Wednesday for the first time since King Charles assumed the throne.
Given that it coincides with International Women’s Day, the surprise announcement is especially noteworthy. Although Meghan and Harry have not yet made an official statement, we have noticed their subtly nodding homage to the worldwide celebration of gender equality, women’s rights, and female empowerment.
The information was revealed in a fresh update on Lilibet’s baptism. The Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev. John Taylor, christened Princess Lilibet Diana on Friday, March 3, according to a spokesperson for the Sussexes who shared the news.
The ceremony, which reportedly took place at Harry and Meghan’s Montecito home in California, was small and private.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to refer to their offspring by their titles in official contexts but not in casual conversation.
According to reports, the couple is concerned about not taking away their children’s birthrights but rather giving them the choice to decide for themselves when they are older whether to stop using the titles or not.
The titles of Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet were formally bestowed upon Archie, age three, and Lilibet Diana, age one, following the tragic death of the late Queen on September 8 and Charles’ subsequent accession to the throne.
Archie and Lilibet were automatically given the HRH style and the title of prince and princess under the regulations established by King George V in 1917 because they were the offspring of a sovereign’s son.
Six months after Charles assumed the throne, Prince Harry and Meghan have just now revealed Archie and Lilibet’s new royal names.
The royal website “will now be updated in due course,” according to Buckingham Palace, to reflect their new titles.