Harry & Meghan Responded to William Rumor. Lilibet’s older brother, Archie, was christened at a private chapel at Windsor Castle in July 2019. However, it looks like Lilibet’s christening may not take place at the same location. NBC royals correspondent Neil Sean reported in October 2021 that Harry and Meghan wanted Lilibet’s christening to be at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor (the same venue for their 2018 wedding), so the Queen could attend the ceremony.”One of the bigger problems that Meghan really encountered of later is that she wanted her daughter, Lilibet Diana, to be christened in the place she was married alongside her husband Prince Harry. And then the christening of her firstborn, Archie,” Sean said via Express. “But that came to a grinding halt. Both Harry and Meghan were very keen to make that return and make sure that christening happened, particularly in front of Her Majesty The Queen.”
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According to Sean, Harry and Meghan’s request was denied by Harry’s older brother, Prince William, who told them that Lilibet’s christening at Windsor wasn’t “going to work.” “But moving forward there was one person who basically decided there wasn’t an appetite for this and the person that seemingly is, so far, not willing to kiss and make up with his younger brother,” Sean said. “According to a very good source, Prince William was the one who basically said ‘no, we don’t think this is going to work,’ it wasn’t a particularly good idea.”
A rep for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared to dismiss these claims in a statement to E! News later that month, telling the publication, “Plans for the baby’s christening have not been finalized and as such, any assumptions about what will or will not take place are mere speculation.”
Indeed, sources have been speculating where Lilibet’s christening would take place since her birth. As early as July 2021, sources were telling The Daily Mail that Harry wanted Lilibet to be christened at the same location as Archie. “Harry told several people that they want to have Lili christened in Windsor, just like her brother,” an insider said. “They are happy to wait until circumstances allow.”
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams also told Express in August 2021 that Harry and Meghan could also have Lilibet’s christening in California given “the controversy that surrounded Archie’s christening.” Harry and Meghan currently live in Montecito, a neighborhood in Santa Barbara. “Harry and Meghan’s relations with the British press went badly downhill when Archie was christened in private and the names of the godparents were not released,” Fitzwilliams continued.
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