Prince Harry has not finished causing concern to his grandmother. According to biographer Angela Levin, Prince Charles’ second son has expressed his desire to see Queen Elizabeth II attend the baptism of his daughter Lilibet, born June 4, 2021 in Santa Barbara, United States. A whim that would put the sovereign in a delicate position, she who has no obligation to attend such events. In 2018, for example, Elizabeth II had not participated in the baptism of Prince Louis, the third son of William and Kate. She had also dodged the religious ceremony in honor of little Archie, the first son of the Sussex spouses, on July 6, 2019.
“It puts her in a difficult position because she cannot say that she is not free for the next few years,” the writer told Talk Radio, stressing that the Queen does not always attend this. kind of ceremonies because “the children are not close enough to the Crown”. Note that in 2013 and 2015, the head of the Commonwealth attended the baptisms of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, respectively in third and fourth place in the order of succession to the British throne.
A baptism in Windsor, for Lilibet?
According to the Daily Mail, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, would like Lilibet to be baptized at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, located a short walk from the official residence of Elizabeth II. The Duke of Sussex is said to have expressed this wish when he returned to the UK in early July, on the occasion of the unveiling of the statue of his mother, Lady Diana. “He has told several people that they want to baptize Lili in Windsor, like his brother,” revealed a royal source. For the moment, nothing says that the wish of the Sussexes will be carried out. Indeed, relations between them and Buckingham are more strained than ever, especially since Prince Harry announced, on July 20, the publication of his memoirs without informing the royal family. “I am writing them not as a prince, but as the man I have become,” the duke said in a statement. An announcement likely to spice up again the relations of the Sussexes with the Crown, enough to seriously compromise a nice baptism in family …
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