Prince Harry Reportedly Wants Lilibet to Be Christened at Windsor with the Queen Present

Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor is approaching her two-month birthday, and it seems like her parents are already making plans for her christening.

According to new reports, Prince Harry is hoping to have his daughter baptized across the pond, so Queen Elizabeth can attend. Per The Daily Mail, during his latest trip to London to attend the unveiling of the Diana statue, the Duke of Sussex made his "intentions clear.” He revealed that he wants the event to take place at Windsor just like Meghan Markle and Harry’s first child, Archie.

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“Harry told several people that they want to have Lili christened at Windsor, just like her brother,” a source told the outlet. “They are happy to wait until circumstances allow.”

Archie was christened by the Archbishop at St George's Chapel back in 2019. The guest list included only a list of family and friends—just 25 people—including Her Majesty, Doria Ragland, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

We’re not necessarily surprised that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex want to maintain royal tradition by baptizing Lilibet in the presence of the queen, considering they even named their daughter after the 95-year-old royal.

If you didn’t know, Liz’s childhood nickname was “Lilibet.” The moniker arose because the queen couldn't pronounce her own name when she was a toddler, so her grandfather, King George V, imitated her own attempts to say “Elizabeth” and it stuck.

Unfortunately, no word on when the christening will actually take place. However, the event will mark the first time that Markle has returned to London since stepping down as a senior member of the royal family.

We already can’t wait for the official photos.

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