Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter, Princess Lilibet, was recently christened, but the British royal family was conspicuously absent despite receiving invitations.
Tyler Perry, a highly successful filmmaker, became Princess Lilibet’s godfather after the couple asked him to accept the position in December 2022. The couple had called him seriously and requested him to be Lilibet’s godfather, which he accepted.
In September 2022, after Queen Elizabeth’s death, Archie and Lilibet were given the titles of Prince and Princess according to rules set by King George V in 1917. The palace confirmed that they would update the royal family’s website to reflect the children’s new titles.
Recently, King Charles III sent Harry and Meghan official email correspondence inviting them to his coronation in May 2023. However, the couple has not confirmed their attendance yet.
The invitation came after the release of Harry’s memoir, Reserve, which has strained relations between the couple and the royal family. The king issued an eviction notice for Harry and Meghan from their British home, Frogmore Cottage, after the publication of the memoir.
The Reverend John Taylor, the Archbishop of Los Angeles, reportedly baptized Lilibet. He was also Lilibet’s godfather, a position the couple asked him to accept in December. In the Netflix docuseries “Harry & Meghan,” Perry revealed that the couple had called him and asked him to be Lilibet’s godfather, which he accepted and said he would be “absolutely honored” to do.
Overall, family ties between Harry and Meghan and the rest of the royal family have been strained, and their future visits to Britain may require private accommodation elsewhere. He christening of Princess Lilibet, the daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, took place last Friday, but the royal family in Britain did not attend, despite receiving invitations.