Now that it's been revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won't baptize their daughter, Lilibet, in the U.K., it doesn't sound like Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William and more would get on a plane to attend the ceremony if they decide to have it in the U.S.
“I don’t think any members of the immediate royal family would have time [to fly over]. Their schedules are organized six months in advance,” royal biographer Ingrid Seward told The Sun.
Seward noted that it's surprising that Harry, 37, wouldn't make the ceremony work overseas. “Harry has seen such a long tradition of royal christenings and there’s nothing nicer than a royal christening and the beautiful long Honiton robe," she said. “Harry’s great-grandmother is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England — and Meghan was inducted into the Church of England."
“If they wanted, Harry and Meghan could have it privately in the Chapel at Windsor Castle," she continued. “The Queen is not going to say no, she may not be able to be there herself but she’s not going to say they can’t have it there. The only reason [it wouldn't be held in the U.K.] would be if Meghan didn't want to come over here with the baby. That would be the only reason I could think of.”
Meanwhile, royal expert Russell Myers believes the former actress and the prince will hold the ceremony within an Episcopal Church of the U.S.
"I don't think there has been any real push to come over, tensions are still very high in that sphere of things," he shared. "Certainly the Oprah Winfrey interview seems to be fresh in the memory for a lot of people, so whether they would be welcomed back with open arms to sit around the Christmas table, I wouldn't bet on that at the moment."