Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Reportedly Want to Christen Lilibet in UK and Twitter Users Weigh In
After their dramatic exit from the palace at the beginning of 2020, fans are shocked that the Sussex's want their daughter's christening to happen at the very same place they ran from - Windsor.
Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, reportedly want their daughter, Lilibet, christened, and they want it done at Windsor and in the queen's presence. The news has come as a shock to many after the couple accused the very family they want present of racism.
In an interview with Oprah earlier in the year, the Duchess of Sussex accused the royal family of being racist and causing the Sussex's pain and suffering during their time as working royals, a factor that highly influenced their exit from the palace.
Twitter users were shocked at the revelation and could not believe that the Sussex would still want their daughter christened at Windsor, the same place they say caused them pain.
One person commented, wondering why they would invite the same people they accused of being indifferent to their plight to their daughter's christening. Another Twitter user commented saying:
"It seems that, after talking all sorts of things about the Queen on global television, Harry and Meghan are quite eager to cling on to the perks of life in the Royal Family, right?"
Harry and Meghan want Lilibet to be christened at Windsor in front of the Queen https://t.co/gEOov3OirG— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) July 16, 2021
People accused the Sussex of only wanting to associate with their royal family when it suits them, saying that if they were indeed neglected and mistreating, as they claimed they were, they'd have nothing to do with the royal family.
An angry fan commented that Harry and Markle were only after the rank, saying that if Lilibet were not christened in the Church of England, she would not be listed in the line of succession, hence the need to have her christened at Windsor chapel.
Who invites family members you've accused of racism & of being cold & indifferent to a christening? Surely you'd be distancing yourselves & protecting your children from these racist people. Unless it was all lies & all you have to sell is your closeness to people you despise.— uk brit (@veganfarkle) July 16, 2021
Another was quick to defend the two, saying that they were doing it for the sake of their children, adding that even though the adults may not see eye to eye, the children still needed to stay in touch with where they came from.
The Queen, however, may be counting on this to finally make peace with his grandson and leave the feuding behind them.
The couple wants their daughter christened in the same place their son, Archie, was christened. Twenty-five people attended the private ceremony. The Queen and Prince Phillip were, however, not present due to a scheduling conflict.
The press was not allowed to stream the royals entering or leaving the church, which is different from what happened at the christening of the Cambridge children, where the press was allowed to capture photos of the royal arrivals.
Harry and Markle, however, later released photos of the ceremony. Roya Nikka reported that the parents were overjoyed for the day and were fortunate to share the big milestone with the family and Archie's godparents.
They also posted a photo on their Instagram that included Princess Diana's sisters, as well as other members of the royal family. The photo was captioned:
"They [Harry and Markle] thank you for your kindness in welcoming their firstborn and celebrating this special moment."
The family, which has been feuding for a while, seems to want to make up as the Queen invited Harry and Markle to her Jubilee plans. The two are expected to attend the Trooping the Color, a celebration of the official birthday of the British Sovereign, next June.
The Queen is said to be eager for the California-based couple to join her at the balcony moment in an attempt to heal the rift that has been eating at their relationship for a while now.
A source felt that other working royals should be prioritized when joining the Queen at the balcony. The Queen, however, may be counting on this to finally make peace with his grandson and leave the feuding behind them.