According to royal sources, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not christen their baby Lilibet in the United Kingdom, instead opting for a ceremony in California.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s second child. This year’s baby was born on June 4 in Santa Barbara, California. It was originally speculated that the couple would christen their child in front of the queen at Windsor Castle. The baby, who is four months old, was named after the Queen’s childhood nickname, and the queen has yet to meet her great-granddaughter. According to reports, a christening in the UK is ‘very doubtful,’ and the couple will instead choose to christen their daughter at the Episcopal Church of the United States. The decision has prompted speculation about when the Queen will see the great-grandchild named after her in person. It also comes just days after it was disclosed that Prince Harry would not be travelling to the United Kingdom next week to attend a party honouring their late mother with his brother Prince William.