King Charles & Prince William Snub Harry’s Daughter’s Baptism, Source Says
The royals were invited, but decided not to show up.
Will the royal family’s absence at Princess Lilibet’s christening play a factor in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to attend King Charles’s coronation? The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have yet to RSVP to the King’s crowning ceremony. As new details from their daughter’s baptism ceremony emerge, fans are increasingly worried that the estranged relatives are falling further apart.
An insider told People that the immediate royal family members were invited to Lilibet’s christening, which took place last Friday. Harry and Meghan kept things very private, with a small gathering of 20 to 30 guests.
“I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor,” a rep for the couple said in a statement.
Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, was spotted amongst the crowd as was Lilibet’s godfather, Tyler Perry. He was joined by Lilibet’s godmother, whose identity has remained anonymous.
Of those in attendance, King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William, and Kate Middleton were not among them. It’s unclear why the royal family didn’t come. Spokespeople for His Majesty and the Prince and Princess of Wales have not publicly commented on the matter.
With Charles’s coronation weekend less than two months away, many are saying the royals’ absence was not the right move. Since January, there’ve been reports that Charles is actively working to reunite his sons. Skipping a baptism seems like the opposite of an olive branch.
Albeit, time will tell. The palace is still waiting for a response from Harry and Meghan regarding coronation weekend.