Wait, Have Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Christened Lilibet?

A month ago, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrated daughter Lilibet's first birthday and we can't believe how fast the youngest royal is growing! That said, with age comes big milestones. Ever since she first met her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, back in June, followers have been wondering two things: Has Lili been baptized yet and are there any clues as to who her godparents might be?
Not too surprisingly, not many details have been shared about this, given that the couple have mostly stayed away from family circles after stepping back from high-profile royal duties. But we do know that Lili's brother Archie was baptized on July 6, 2019 (just two months after his birth). The Sunday Times reported that Tiggy Pettifer and Mark Dyer were his godparents. So it's inevitable to ask yourself the same thing about Lili.
There has been much speculation in recent months as to whether or not she was officially baptized. Back in October 2021, NBC Royals correspondent Neil Sean claimed to Express that the former Suits actress encountered a deadlock in planning the ceremony: Harry's brother Prince William, who didn't think it would be a good idea for the couple to arrange the baptism. Read what he told the outlet below:
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"One of the bigger issues that Meghan has really encountered lately is that she wanted her daughter Lilibet Diana to be in the [St. George's Chapel], the place where she and her husband Prince Harry were married. And then her christening firstborn, Archie. But that came to an abrupt end. Both Harry and Meghan were keen to make this return and ensure the christening takes place, especially before Her Majesty the Queen. Some people might say they only capitalize on their royal connection and why not? This is how they make money now. But in the future, there was one person who basically decided there was no appetite for it, and the person who, so far, seems unwilling to kiss and make up with his younger brother."
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Just days later, the couple completely refuted the claims. In a statement to E! News, Harry and Meghan's rep explained that "plans for the baby's christening are ongoing and therefore any assumptions as to what will or will not take place are pure speculation."
Additionally, royal supporters thought Lili might be christened this June as the entire family flew to England to celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee. At the time, royal correspondent Richard explained his thoughts to Express on how this could possibly happen.
“Lilibet, as far as we know, has not been christened and that is just speculation, but I think many are wondering if the family will use the time here to have a small, private baptism. Perhaps in the Queen's private chapel at Windsor Castle, or in the chapel in the grounds of the Royal Lodge, where the Queen often goes to worship on Sundays. Nobody tells me this will happen. We don't know, we probably won't find out, but it's so likely one worth keeping an eye on."
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But as far as everyone knows now, Lili didn't have any religious ceremony. While she was meeting her great-grandmother for the first time, her parents decided to throw her a small birthday party at Frogmore Cottage instead. Archie's second godfather Charlie Van Straubenzee and Harry's cousins ​​Zara and Mike Tindall were in attendance.
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Wow - that's definitely a lot to digest. But that doesn't answer our other question about who Lili's godparents could possibly be. Though Meghan and Harry haven't made any formal announcements on the matter, one woman spoke out in favor of not wearing the title: Oprah Winfrey. When asked about taking on the coveted role, the former talk show host explained that she "doesn't have to be a godmother. I mean, I'm a godmother by default. I'm a neighbor, I'm a friend."
We also know that Prince William and Kate Middleton probably wouldn't be godparents, as royals tend to choose a large number of friends rather than immediate family for the role. As uncle and aunt, they probably already play a big role in Lilibet's life. "There's a sense that because of their role as members of the royal family, they need as many confidants as possible to separate from their parents," Robert Jobson, royal editor of the Evening Standard, told ABC News in 2015.
Well, until Meghan and Harry make an official statement about Lili, we won't know any specific details. But we do have some information on Archie's godparents. Read more about it here:
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