Prince Harry and his wife Duchess Meghan celebrated the christening of their daughter Lilibet in a small group at their estate in California. Several royals such as King Charles and Prince William were invited but did not come. An insider reports what the reasons were.
On March 3, the christening of little Lillibet, daughter of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, took place at the Sussex family home in Montecito, California – in a small group of around 20 to 30 people. The proud parents announced this on March 8th through a spokesman: “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was baptized on Friday, March 3rd by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, John Taylor.” Lilibet is one of the few royal babies ever christened outside the UK.
In addition to the few guests, according to information from “mirror.uk.co”, numerous members of the Royal Family, such as King Charles III. (74), Prince William (40) and Princess Kate (41) invited. However, none of them showed up. And for a reason.
Due to cardinal rule, the royals did not show up for Lilibet’s christening
King Charles, Prince William & Co. declined the Sussexes’ invitation, according to Buckingham Palace. The justification stated that baptism was a private family matter. An insider is said to have revealed to the “mirror” that there were also logistical reasons against the participation of the royals. He told the magazine: “Flying the two oldest royals and their wives to the States for Lilibet’s christening would have been a massive operation, both in terms of security and planning.” And: “By the cardinal rule for royals Charles and William cannot fly together so it would have taken at least two flights to have them participate.”
Doria Ragland and Tyler Perry attended the christening ceremony
Two people couldn’t be missing from Lilibet’s christening: Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and Tyler Perry, a good friend of the Sussexes and godfather to little Lilibet. In addition, an unnamed godmother of Harry and Meghan’s daughter was invited. However, it is not known who it is. After the baptism, the guests celebrated with food and dancing. Lilibet’s brother Archie (3) also danced with his little sister, it was said – which was one of the highlights of the day for those present. Another highlight was the performance of a ten-strong gospel choir from Atlanta, organized by Lili’s godfather Tyler. The choir reportedly sang songs like “Oh Happy Day” and “This Little Light Of Mine.” The latter was also played at Harry and Meghan’s wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor in May 2018.
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