What are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s plans for the baptism of little Lilibet Diana? There are many speculations since the couple remains silent. According to the British tabloid The Mirror, this Wednesday, August 18, the lovebirds would have “desperately” wanted to organize a ceremony in Windsor and in the presence of Her Majesty Elizabeth II. But while health restrictions are still relevant due to the coronavirus and a specific date is slow to be announced, they could well set their sights on an event organized in the United States.
“The Sussexes have insisted they intend to do things their own way,” said a source close to the Crown rebels. Lilibet Diana’s parents might even opt for a secret ceremony. Certain disappointment for the British – who are not already Meghan Markle’s biggest supporters – but also for Prince Harry, who wanted more than anything to unite his clan around his second child and present her to his grandmother, Her Majesty Elizabeth II. “Harry told people they wanted Lili baptized in Windsor (…) they are happy to wait until circumstances permit,” said an informant in July 2021.
Why did Elizabeth II not attend Archie’s baptism?
Lilibet Diana may not be entitled to the same baptism as her older brother. Indeed, in July 2019, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was baptized in front of the members of the royal family. A moment which led to sublime family portraits … but which Her Majesty Elizabeth II was unable to attend, due to an engagement. Her Highness was also unable to attend Prince Louis of Cambridge’s christening a year earlier, as the monarch would not always attend celebrations around heirs down the line of succession to the throne of England. While Louis is fifth, Archie occupies seventh place.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry © Agency