Originally it should have been the wish of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan to have their daughter baptized in England. Now the couple is said to have changed their minds.
For weeks there has been speculation about the baptism of the four-month-old Lilibet. The latest rumor: the ceremony is set to take place in the United States. This is reported by the British Telegraph, citing royal insiders. According to this, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan plan to have their daughter baptized in California, where the family also lives.
As the source told the paper, it is now “very unlikely” that the baptism will take place in Harry’s homeland. Another palace insider even said in no uncertain terms: “There will be no baptism in Britain. It will not happen.” Rather, the two would now plan to have their daughter baptized in an Episcopal church in their adopted home.
It is therefore still unclear when Queen Elizabeth II will meet her great-granddaughter named after her live for the first time. Because a spokeswoman for Harry and Meghan had also just confirmed to the “Telegraph” that the couple would not come to Great Britain to attend a celebration in honor of Harry’s mother, deceased mother Princess Diana. This will take place in the coming week.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the Sussex couple’s second child, was born on June 4th in Santa Barbara, California. Meghan and Harry moved to the United States with their now two-year-old son Archie in spring 2020.