Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Should Hold Daughter Lilibet's Christening In The U.S., New Poll Reveals
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have yet to share any details about 5-month-old daughter Lilibet Diana's christening, but many believe it would be inappropriate for the ceremony to take place at Windsor Castle as per royal tradition since they're no longer a part of the monarchy.
The Express reported that in a new poll of 20,495 people, 94 percent of participants were against the idea. The poll was held from November 17 to 22.
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Recently, some assumed that the christening would be he held in the U.K. after Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall returned from Jordan with bottles of holy water. However, the water could have been used for the November 21 joint christening of Princess Eugenie's son, August, and Zara Tindall's son, Lucas.
Amid all of the rumors, a spokesperson for the Sussexes stated, "Plans for the baby’s christening have not been finalized, and as such, any assumptions about what will or will not take place are mere speculation."
Royal expert Russell Myers believes that Harry and Meghan won't even publicize details of the ceremony until after it takes place.
"Who knows when they will be making their next trip here? Will it be the christening? Will it be for Christmas? I don’t think it will be this year," he noted. "Again, anything could happen. The word from their people is they haven't decided [on the christening plans]. I don’t know if I necessarily take that at face value. I think they will probably drop an announcement that it’s already happened and that will be all you know about it."
The pair held a traditional christening for 2-year-old son Archie, but at the time, they were still members of the royal family. Like all of his relatives — including Prince William, Prince George, and his own father — he was dressed in the brood's Honiton christening gown.
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The outfit is inspired by Queen Victoria's silk and lace wedding dress from the 1800s.