King Charles Snubs Lilibet's Star-Studded Christening Despite Inviting Prince Harry & Meghan Markle
It appears as though the tension between the royal family and the Sussexes remains. King Charles, Prince William, Queen Consort Camilla and Kate Middleton opted out of attending Lilibet's christening ceremony — despite reports claiming they were invited.
A representative for both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry confirmed that the tot was baptized last week in an intimate but star-studded ceremony.
"I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor," a member of Meghan and Harry's team stated.
Although Meghan's in-laws were absent from the event, her mother, Doria Ragland, and Lilibet's godfather, Tyler Perry, were both present.
The Madea's Family Reunion star became close with the pair after he offered his Beverly Hills mansion to them when they fled their Canadian estate. As the parents previously shared, they chose Perry to be Lilibet's godfather after the billionaire safely brought the family to Los Angeles.
In honor of his goddaughter, the filmmaker reportedly brought in a gospel choir from Atlanta to perform "Oh Happy Day" and "This Little Light of Mine" during the religious sacrament.
The decision to skip an important milestone in Lilibet's life might indicate whether Harry and Meghan will attend the His Majesty's coronation. The Royal Observer previously reported that the duo was invited, but they have yet to confirm if they will go.
The fallout from the release of Spare and Charles removing the royal rebels from Frogmore Cottage might hint the bond can never be repaired.
Despite the drama, Harry is still hopeful he and his family can make up. "I've said before that I've wanted a family, not an institution — so of course, I would love nothing more than for our children to have relationships with members of my family, and they do with some, which brings me great joy," Harry said in an interview while promoting his memoir.
Critics will have to wait until Charles' May enthroning to see if the royal ménage will reunite.