Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became a family of four with the arrival of their daughter in June 2021. Since then the naming of Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor has been a source of speculation. Now, according to a royal commentator, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s hopes of naming Lily at Windsor Castle have been dashed by Prince William.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding took place at Windsor Castle, and so was their son’s christening
Windsor Castle holds fond memories for Harry and Meghan. It was here that they married on May 19, 2018. Their royal wedding took place at St George’s Chapel, attended by the royal family and celebrities. Meanwhile, lakhs of people watched the event live on TV.
The same venue also serves as the setting for another equally important, but more private, event in his life. They returned to St. George’s Chapel with their now 2-year-old son, a little more than a year after Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding.
They had the christening of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at the chapel on July 6, 2019. A small group of royals attended Archie’s christening, after which Meghan and Harry released select photos. In a move that caused an uproar with some fans and royal commentators, she opted not to release the names of Archie’s godparents.
Prince William reportedly said St George’s Chapel ‘won’t work’ as Lillibet’s christening site
“One of the really big problems Meghan faced later on is that she wanted her daughter, Lilibet Diana, to be christened in the same place where she was married to her husband, Prince Harry. And then Naming his firstborn, Archie,” told Neil Sr., a correspondent for NBC Royals. To express in October 2021.
However, as Sean explained, he is under the impression that Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, stoked the idea.
“But it came to a grinding halt. Both Harry and Meghan were very much looking forward to that return and making sure the christening took place, especially in front of the Queen,” he said.
Sean said William declined Meghan and Harry’s request to christen Lily at St. George’s Chapel. The 39-year-old reportedly told his brother and sister-in-law that it was “not going to work.”
“But moving forward there was one person who basically decided there was no appetite for it and someone who just wasn’t ready to kiss and make-up with his little brother,” Shawn said. “According to a very good source, Prince William was the one who originally said ‘No, we don’t think it’s going to work,’ it wasn’t a particularly good idea.”
No details on Lilibet’s naming have been made public.
As questions continue about Lillibet’s christening, Meghan and Harry have yet to release any details on the event. So royal viewers have no idea whether they will end it in England or in California, where they have been living since 2020.
Although no details have been confirmed, it is likely that Lilibet’s naming would be similar to that of Archie. This means Harry and Meghan will probably keep the event private, meaning there will be no cameras to document their arrival and departure from the venue. Also, photos of Lilibet’s christening may or may not be released. The same goes for Lilibet’s godparents.
Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan are back in Montecito, California, and William and Catherine continue to perform royal duties.
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