Royal family skips Lilibet’s christening despite invitation

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March 8, 2023 | 8:00 a.m.

Princess Lilibet was baptized last Friday.Misan Harriman / The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

A religious sacrament was not enough to bring the royal family to the United States.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had their daughter Princess Lilibet christened last Friday and extended invitations to the royal family – but the family did not attend, according to People.

An insider told the publication that there were between 20 and 30 guests at the intimate gathering, including Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, Lilibet’s godfather, Tyler Perry, and an unnamed godmother.

However, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camila were not among the group at the reception of the 21-month-old.

King Charles III, Queen Consort Camila, Prince William and Kate Middleton skipped the festivities despite being invited by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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It is unclear whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the coronation of King Charles III in May.
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“I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Reverend John Taylor,” a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told Page Six in a statement. .

Perry, 53, who allowed Harry and Meghan to stay at home when they arrived in California, was seen arriving in Montecito, California last week ahead of the event.

He flew in from Atlanta with a 10-person gospel choir who sang “Oh Happy Day” and “This Little Light of Mine” – a song that was performed at Meghan and Harry’s wedding, the magazine reported. .

A spokesperson confirmed that the couple had received an invitation.
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Although Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, left the royal family, Lilibet and her brother, Archie, received royal titles after the death of Queen Elizabeth II under rules laid down by King George V.

It seems invitations are being sent across the pond back and forth, as Harry and Meghan recently received ‘correspondence’ regarding the coronation of King Charles III in May.

“I can confirm that the Duke has recently received email correspondence from Her Majesty’s office regarding the coronation,” a spokesperson for the couple told The Sunday Times.

“An immediate decision on whether the Duke and Duchess will attend will not be released by us at this time.”

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