Harry and Meghan unlikely to have Lilibets christening in the UK, say experts

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new daughter Lilibet is "unlikely" to be christened in the UK according to royal experts.

It's also said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex 'decided' to start a new life in America, and they may wish to have their daughter's christening in the US.

Reports circulated earlier this week suggesting that the Sussexes were desperate to have three-month-old Lilibet's ceremony at Windsor and in front of the Queen.

Her older brother Archie was christened there in 2019, and it has been claimed that the Queen was wanting to meet her 11th great-grandchild for the first time, reports the Mirror.

On True Royalty TV's The Royal Beat, a group of royal experts were asked if they could see Harry and Meghan returning to the UK for a christening soon.

But Hello!'s royal editor Emily Nash said: "I think that is fairly unlikely."

Royal historian Dr Andrew Lownie agreed as did the Sunday Times royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah.

She added: "I think given Harry and Meghan decided that they want their life to be in America and Lilibet was born in America – I'm not sure she will be baptised quite yet, she's very little."

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Meanwhile, another royal expert previously said it is likely the infant will be christened in the US.

Author Richard Fitzwilliams told the Express: "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.

"The Sussexes were emphatic that they intended to do things their own way and so it has proved.

"It must be likely that she will be christened in California though there are rumours of a possible christening at Windsor."

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Lilibet was born in June in Santa Barbara, California, and the Sussexes have still not offered a glimpse of what their daughter looks like but for one reported accidental sneak peek in an Instagram video Meghan was in.

Her name is a tribute to her great-grandmother the Queen as Lilibet is a nickname of hers.

The pet name was affectionately given to the monarch by her late father George VI when she struggled to pronounce her own name 'Elizabeth' as a little girl.

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