Prince Harry, Meghan Markle will expect a ‘blessing’ for Princess Lilibet
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still debating whether or not they should attend King Charles’ next coronation in May 2023.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex held an intimate ceremony at their home in Montecito, California, with guests including Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and the toddler’s godfather, Tyler Perry.
Pod Save The King podcast hosts Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers discussed the baptism and coronation last week, via Express UK.
Forsey noted the importance of royal christenings, saying they “really are a big deal”, with religion playing a central role for the monarchy.
Royal Editor at DailyMirror, Myers, agreed: “The King is the head of the Church of England, the Anglican Church, and he would certainly find a baptism to be a very sacred event, a reason to celebrate unity and new beginnings. . I think it’s really a shame he wasn’t there.
At Archie’s christening in the summer of 2019 there were royal photographs of the family including the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and there are none for Lilibet.
Myers added that the Sussexes “want their children to have the royal connection”. He said: “The only thing I think is that means Harry and Megan are going to come to the coronation and I think they’ll bring the family because they want to celebrate that togetherness with the royal family.”
Forsey suggested the Sussexes could choose to hold ‘a blessing’ for the christening if they return to the UK in May, comparing it to similar events held for weddings such as that of King Charles and Queen Camilla in 2005.
Myers replied, “I think that’s a good shout because I think they [Harry and Meghan] will want to do that”, before adding: “I think they will come now.