MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry’s decision to celebrate the christening of their daughter Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana in Windsor would send “a very strong signal”, a leading royal biographer has claimed.
Meghan and Prince Harry welcomed their only daughter on June 4. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are protecting the privacy of their child and have so far announced only essential details about Lili and have yet to share with the public a picture of the tot.
In July, a source claimed the Duke and Duchess desired to travel back to the UK to have Lili baptised at Windsor, much like her elder brother Archie Harrison.
While uncertainty remains over the christening, royal biographer Andrew Morton believes it would send a “strong signal” to host the poignant and private ceremony in the UK, possibly in the company of the Queen.
Speaking before the sources’ dismissal of the chances of a christening in the UK, Mr Morton, author of Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, was asked whether he believes there are chances for a reconciliation between the Sussexes and the rest of the House of Windsor following reports of a rift within the Royal Family.
“I think the christening of Lilibet at Windsor with the Queen present would be a very strong signal that it might be at times a divided family but most of the time it is a united family.”
Speaking about holding a christening in Windsor, Mr Morton – who famously worked with the late Princess of Wales on his 1992 biography Diana: In Her Own Words – said: “I am sure it is something they would both want because they [Meghan and Harry] both have a lot of respect for the Queen.
“That comes shining through in their interviews.”I think it would be highly appropriate for the christening to take place at Windsor Castle, where the Queen resides, with the Queen present and watching on.”