Royal fans spot important addition to Lilibeth’s name in christening announcement – and it’s got everyone confused
ROYAL fans noticed the important addition to Lilibeth’s name in her christening announcement – and it left everyone confused.
Lilibeth became the daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was baptized in an intimate ceremony in California last week.
About 25 guests gathered to celebrate the holiday on March 3 – and members of the H.P The royal family were invited.
The Sussexes allegedly asked King Charles, Camila, Prince William and Kate to be there, but they decided not to go.
Now, royal fans have spotted a game-changing detail in Lilibeth Diana’s christening announcement.
The official line of succession, regulated by statute of parliament, lists Harry and Meghan’s daughter as Miss Lilibeth Mountbatten-Windsor.
But the press secretary of the couple said PEOPLE: “I can confirm that Princess Lilibeth Diana was baptized on Friday, March 3, by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Most Reverend John Taylor.”
Lilibeth has never before been referred to as a princess in the couple’s announcements, leaving royal fans baffled.
Harry and Meghan’s children became prince and princess when the king ascended the throne, but remain just master and miss on the Buckingham Palace website.
June said, “Didn’t you fight so you wouldn’t have princes and princesses?”
Simon said, “If she’s a princess, so am I.”
Dom said, “Princess where? California?”
Buckingham Palace said the royal website “will be updated in due course” to reflect the titles.
At the time of the late Queen’s death and the King’s accession to the presidency, the King’s spokesperson promised to update the names of Archie and Lilibeth on the website “as information becomes available.”
It is understood that Lily’s title as princess and Archie’s title as prince will be used in formal settings, but not in the couple’s everyday conversational use.
It is clear that Harry and Meghan are keen not to deny their children their birthright, but to give them the opportunity to decide for themselves when they grow up to give up their titles or continue to use them.
The baptism took place privately at the Sussex home in California.
Rules laid down by King George V in 1917 mean that as children of the sovereign’s son, Archie and Lily automatically become prince and princess, and are now styled HRH if they choose to use it.
In the couple’s interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Meghan said Archie was denied the title of prince because of his race.
However, when Archie was born seventh in line to the throne in May 2019, he was too far down the line of succession.
Although he was the great-grandson of the monarch, he was not the first-born of the future king, so he was not automatically a prince.