Royals a no-show at Harry and Meghan's daughter, Princess Lilibet's, christening

King Charles and Camilla were reportedly invited but didn't attend.

It’s been a busy few months for the Sussexes, with Prince Harry on the campaign trail for his tell-all autobiography Spare. And now the former senior royal and his wife, Meghan Markle, have revealed that their one-year-old daughter, Lilibet, has been christened.

"I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor," a spokesperson for the couple said on Wednesday.

Princess Lilibet
Princess Lilibet has been christened. However many members of the royal family weren't in attendance. Photo: AAP

And while it’s the first time the royal couple have used their daughter’s new Princess title in public, it appears numerous members of the royal family were absent from the joyous occasion.

According to author and friend of the couple, Omid Scobie, “King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William and Princess Kate were all invited but didn’t attend”.


King Charles and Camilla
King Charles and Camilla were reportedly invited but declined. Photo: Getty Images
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle held the ceremony at their California home. Photo: Getty Images

As first reported by People magazine, the Sussexes invited their closest family and friends to attend the christening in the grounds of their Montecito, California home.

Meghan’s beloved mother, Doria Ragland proudly attended, as did Lilibet’s godfather, actor Tyler Perry.

It’s believed the 20-30 guests enjoyed an evening of dancing after the ceremony.

It’s the first time Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have used their children’s HRH titles, which were granted to Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, after Prince Charles became king.

Prince Harry's autobiography Spare
Prince Harry released his autobiography Spare in January. Photo: AAP

Under royal rules, the monarch's grandchildren can become princes or princesses of the realm. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that its website will be updated with the children’s new titles shortly.

It comes after Meghan Markle claimed in her now-famous Oprah interview two years ago that the royal family refused to make Archie a prince when he was born.

Many royal commentators have been left wondering if the move means the Sussexes and their children will attend King Charles’ coronation in May.

The relationship between the Sussexes and the royal family is said to have reached rock bottom after the release of Prince Harry's memoir, Spare, in January.

Just last week, it was revealed that King Charles evicted the Sussexes from their Frogmore Cottage home - a move that reportedly left the former senior royal "stunned".

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