Baptism of Lilibet Diana: Prince William has set foot on the ground and “rejected the request for a ceremony in the United Kingdom” | Royal | New
Lilibet Diana, the youngest child of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, has yet to make her debut on British soil after being born in Santa Barbara, California, in June. With no photo of the child publicly available, speculation about what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are planning for his christening is rife. NBC royal correspondent Neil Sean has claimed that Lilibet Diana is unlikely to spend her day at St George’s Chapel in Windsor due to the alleged interference of a member of the royal family.
Mr Sean said: “One of the biggest issues Meghan really ran into later was that she wanted her daughter, Lilibet Diana, to be baptized in the place where she married her husband, the Prince Harry And then the baptism of his firstborn, Archie.
“But it ended abruptly. Harry and Meghan were both very keen to make this comeback and make sure the baptism took place, especially in front of Her Majesty the Queen.
“Some people may say that they are just capitalizing on their royal bond and why not? This is how they make money now.
“But moving forward, there was one person who basically decided there was no appetite for it and the person who until now is apparently unwilling to kiss and to be reconciled with his younger brother. “
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He further asserted: “According to a very good source, Prince William was the one who basically said ‘no we don’t think this is going to work’ that wasn’t a very good idea. “
Kensington Palace declined to comment.
Prince William’s relationship with his younger brother Prince Harry has been strained in recent years, and the brothers haven’t spent much time together since the Duke of Sussex stepped down from his royal role in March 2020.
The couple have been briefly reunited twice this year, first at Prince Philip’s funeral in April, where they were seen exchanging a few words thanks to the intervention of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and then again in July during the unveiling of a statue commemorating their late mother. , Princess Diana.
Over the summer, a friend of the Princess of Wales claimed the brothers had slowly resumed communications on Zoom.
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“What they are doing is just providing as much peace and quiet and stillness as possible.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their decision to step back from active royal labor in March 2020 and confirmed the decision to step down indefinitely after a year-long trial.
The couple quickly settled in Canada after a six-week hiatus from royal duties in the fall of 2019, which they said they would use to spend time with their then six-month-old son Archie Harrison.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex then moved to California before international travel was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Neither Meghan Markle nor her son have returned to the UK since, and Lilibet Diana has yet to be introduced to the royals in person.