‘Not at Windsor!’ Meghan Markle and Prince Harry urged to christen Lilibet in US


MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have been urged by Britons to avoid christening Lilibet at Windsor as the couple cannot opt-in and out of Royal Family life.

He told the Daily Mail: “This time the Embassy people asked for a few dozens [bottles] of holy water and we provided them with five dozen, six dozen, prior to this trip.

“I didn’t want to ask but they said we wanted it for children to be baptised later on.”

The water may have been used on Sunday at the joint christening of Zara Tindall and Princess Eugenie’s babies – a celebration that the Queen attended.

In a poll of 20,495 people, held from November 17 to 22, a huge 94 percent of voters said Meghan and Harry’s daughter should not be christened at Windsor Castle, as is tradition.

One participant, going by ‘GEE’, said: “A Baptism in St George’s Chapel and indeed at Windsor Castle is not an option open to non-royals.

“Harry has publicly declared his need to be ‘a normal bloke’ and that he needed to walk away from what he called his privileged but toxic lifestyle for his mental health wellbeing.

“He cannot opt in and out of being royal.”

Harry and Meghan with newborn Archie

Harry and Meghan with newborn Archie (Image: Getty)

They added: “Should the couple enjoy the kudos of a Royal Baptism attended by The Queen and Senior Royals? Certainly not.

“They are now self-proclaimed ‘American Royalty’ so let them have Lilibet baptised in America.”

Another reader, Mrs Mitchell, said: “I sincerely hope Prince Charles declines any request from his youngest son and his spouse to have a vial shipped over for use at a California christening.”

Royal christening: The sweet traditions Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall stuck to

Over the weekend, the Queen stepped out for the first time since she missed the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph to attend the double christening of Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall’s new babies. Here are the sweet traditions that were likely honoured at the royal event.

Lilibet’s brother, Archie, was born in May 2019 and christened at Windsor Chapel just two months later.

Lilibet, now five months old, is expected to be christened soon, but whether the ceremony will take place in the UK or the US has not been confirmed.

After rumours emerged that the Sussexes were considering visiting the Queen this Christmas, royal fans became excited at the prospect of a Christmas christening for Lilibet this year.

But a royal source has said the couple has not yet responded to their invitation to join the Royal Family at Sandringham.

Meghan and her fellow royals

It has been over two years since Meghan last saw her fellow royals (Image: Getty)

The source told Page Six: “There’s a lot that goes into the logistics and the planning of the family Christmas, so of course, staff know that Harry and Meghan are not coming.

“If they were, they would have communicated it to their family by now.

“But this is Her Majesty’s first Christmas without her husband, so one would have hoped they would want to be with her.”

Archewell was approached by Express.co.uk for a response from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, none was provided.


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