Since baby Lilibet Diana, daughter Meghan Markle Prince Harry, was born, there’s been rampant speculation from the tabloids about just where the baby girl will be christened. The ceremony is usually held in England, according to British royal tradition.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Issue Statements on Baby Lilibet Christening Drama
Many have wondered if Harry and Harry will decide to break with tradition and hold a California wedding instead, given the current coronavirus epidemic and the tension between Harry’s family. Now a representative for the Sussexes has released a statement regarding the couple’s plans for their infant daughter.
Royal Couple Gets Tabloids
Just a month after Lilibet’s birth three tabloids each published reports claiming to know what Markle and Harry had planned for their newborn’s christening ceremony. A New IdeaHarry insisted that Markle forced Harry to do a “secret”Christening, which Prince William’s older brother and Kate Middleton were allegedly banned from.
The report even claimed that Markle tried to get Harry to smuggle their son Archie’s christening gown back to the U.S., but his attempts were apparently thwarted by his 95-year-old grandmother Queen Elizabeth. Another tabloid. HeatAccording to, Harry and Markle planned a wedding. “Hollywood christening”For their baby girl, and would be spending serious money to make it happen.
The third tabloid Woman’s Day, claimed that Markle and Princess Eugenie had been in conflict over Markle’s new baby. “dueling christenings.” Apparently, Eugenie was worried that Markle’s “showy California ceremony” would upstage her own son’s christening. Since all three of these reports were released in late July, and the ceremony hasn’t taken place in the ensuing months, it’s clear that there was no truth to these reports.
Here’s What’s Really Going On
Now that Markle and Harry’s representative has spoken out on the subject, we have a much better idea of what’s really going on. In a statement The BlastThe representative for the royal rebels explained it to me. “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.”
Her older brother Archie had already been christened by the time he was two-months-old, and baby Lilibet just turned 4-months-old, so there’s already a difference between the two siblings’ christening ceremonies.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still in effect and affecting travel between the two countries, not to mention the restrictions on large gatherings in the US, it’s likely that even more time will pass before Lilibet’s christening. Too many outlets are more interested to create drama than they are in reporting the facts.