A month ago, Meghan Marklea and Prince Harry celebrated daughter Lilibetfirst birthday, and we can’t believe how fast the youngest royal is growing! That said, with age come big milestones. Since she only met her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II For the first time in June, followers wondered two things: Has Lili been baptized yet, and are there any clues as to who her godparents might be?
Unsurprisingly, not a lot of details have been revealed about this as the couple has mostly stayed out of family circles after relinquishing higher royal duties. But we do know that Lili’s brother Archie was christened on July 6, 2019 (just two months after his birth). The Sunday Times reported Tiggy Pettifer and Mark Dyer are his godparents. So it’s inevitable to wonder the same about Lili.
In recent months, there has been much speculation about whether or not she was officially baptized. In October 2021, NBC royals correspondent Neil Sean claimed that emphatically that the former To grab actress ran into a block while planning the ceremony: Harry’s brother Prince Williamwho thought it wouldn’t be a good idea for the couple to organize the christening† Read what he told the outlet below:
“One of the bigger problems that Meghan has really run into lately is that she wanted her daughter, Lilibet Diana, to be baptized in [St. George’s Chapel,] the place where she was married to her husband Prince Harry. And then the baptism of her firstborn, Archie. But that came to an abrupt end. Both Harry and Meghan were eager to make that return and ensure that the christening took place, especially in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen. Some people may say that they are just taking advantage of their royal connection and why not? That’s how they make money now. But beyond that, there was one person who basically decided there wasn’t any appetite for this and the person who so far seems unwilling to kiss and make up with his younger brother.”
Just a few days later, the couple completely refuted the claims. In a statement to AND! newsHarry and Meghan’s spokesperson explained that “plans for the baby’s baptism have not yet been finalized and as such, any assumptions about what will or will not take place are just speculation.”
In addition, royal followers thought that Lili might be baptized in June, as the whole family flew to England to celebrate the Queen’s platinum anniversary. At the time, royal correspondent Richard explained his thoughts to: emphatically about how it could happen.
“Lilibet, as far as we know she hasn’t been baptized yet and this is just speculation, but I think a lot of people are wondering if the family will use the time here for a small private christening. Perhaps in the Queen’s private chapel in Windsor Castle or in the chapel in the grounds of the Royal Lodge where the Queen often goes to church on Sundays No one tells me that’s going to happen We don’t know we probably won’t find out but it’s probably one worth keeping an eye on.”
But as far as everyone knows now, Lili didn’t have any kind of religious ceremony. Although she first met her great-grandmother, her parents chose to throw her a small birthday party at Frogmore Cottage instead. Archie’s second godfather Charlie Van Straubenzee† and Harry’s cousins Zara and Mike Tindall were present.
Wow – that’s definitely a lot to take in. But this doesn’t answer our other question about who might be Lili’s godparents. Although Meghan and Harry have not made any formal announcements about this, one woman spoke out about it not with that title: Oprah Winfrey† When asked to take on the coveted role, the former talk show host explained that she “don’t have to be a godmother. I mean, I’m a godmother by default. I’m a neighbor, I’m a friend.”
We also know that Prince William and Kate Middleton probably wouldn’t be godparents, as royals tend to choose a large number of friends and non-immediate relatives for the role. As uncle and aunt they probably already played a large part of Lilibet’s life. “There is a feeling that because of their role as members of the royal family, they need as many confidants as they can divorce their parents,” Robert Jobson, royal editor of the Evening Standardtold ABC news in 2015.
Well, until Meghan and Harry make an official statement about Lili, we won’t know any specific details. But we do have some information about Archie’s godparents. Read more about it here:
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