Harry and Meghan want UK christening for Lili: 'Just like her brother'

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They might call the US home, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly keen on having their second child, baby Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, mark a major milestone in the UK.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like six-week-old Lili to be christened at St George's Chapel, Windsor claims Daily Mail columnist Richard Eden.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 05, 2020 in London, England
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be keen to have their daughter, baby Lili, christened in the UK. Photo: Getty Images.

Harry and Meghan want UK christening for Lili

The royal couple's firstborn, two-year-old son Archie, was christened in a top-secret ceremony at the same location in 2019.

Harry and Meghan's wishes were reportedly made known earlier this month when Harry returned to London to unveil a statue of his late mother, Princess Diana, with his older brother, Prince William.

"Harry told several people that they want to have Lili christened at Windsor, just like her brother," a royal source told Eden. 

"They are happy to wait until circumstances allow."

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If their plans are given the go-ahead, Lili's christening would mark Meghan's first visit to the UK since she and her husband stepped back from royal duties and relocated Stateside in early 2020.

In terms of when the event would take place, Archie was exactly two months old at his christening so if Meghan and Harry were keen to stick to that timeline then Lili's christening would be scheduled for August 4.

Lili is the Queen's eleventh great-grandchild and is technically eighth in line to the throne, however, she has yet to be listed as such on the official royal website.

It's believed that the list won't be updated until the bub is christened in which case she would bump her great-uncle and the Queen's second son, Prince Andrew, into ninth place.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hold their baby son Archie at his christening in 2019
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared this sweet snap of baby Archie at his christening in 2019. Photo: Instagram.com/sussexroyal.

Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday, June 4 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.

She is named after her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, whose childhood nickname was Lilibet, as well as her late grandmother, Princess Diana.

It's widely believed that Lili will not be given a royal title such a 'princess' as was the case with her older brother, Archie. As the daughter of a Duke, however, she is entitled to use the courtesy title "Lady".

A 'Letters Patent' issued by the Queen's grandfather, King George V, in 1917 could see both Lili and her brother Archie gain the title of 'prince' and 'princess' in the future.

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