Prince Harry and Meghan reveal they christened their daughter ‘Princess Lilibet Diana’ in an intimate California ceremony performed by the Archbishop of LA – as the couple’s friend Omid Scobie claims: ‘King Charles and William were invited – but came not’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter has been christened ‘Princess Lilibet Diana’ in a small ceremony at their California home, it was revealed today.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hosted the religious ceremony conducted by Los Angeles Archbishop Reverend John Taylor on Friday.
The couple’s spokesperson said: “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was baptized on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, Reverend John Taylor.”
Royal journalist Omid Scobie, who is close to the Sussexes, reported that ‘King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William, Princess Kate were invited but did not attend’. It is not known whether any other members of the royal family were present.
It is clear that Lili’s title of princess and Archie’s title of prince will be used in formal situations, but not in everyday conversational use by the couple.
It is believed that Harry and Meghan do not want to deny their children their birthright, but to give them the opportunity to decide for themselves later in life whether to drop the titles or continue to use them.
People magazine reported that there were between 20 and 30 guests at the event, including Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland and Lilibet’s godfather Tyler Perry.
The filmmaker was spotted last Friday visiting Harry and Meghan’s home in Montecito and at a Los Angeles airport where he boarded his private jet.
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A photo released by Archewell of Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, after celebrating her first birthday last June
Tyler Perry at a Los Angeles airport last Friday, the day he attended Lilibet’s christening