‘They flew the kite’ Meghan and Harry should have Lilibet christened in US, says Lady C

Meghan and Harry 'burnt bridges' with UK fans says commentator

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Lilibet Diana Windsor-Mountbatten is due to be christened in the United States imminently, and Lady Colin Campbell has agreed that the move is “very appropriate” after the couple “flew the kite” from the Royal Family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their second child Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born in Santa Barbara, California, on June 4 this year.  

It had previously been suggested the couple, who named the four-month-old after the Queen’s childhood nickname, would christen their child at Windsor Castle in front of the monarch – who is yet to meet her great-granddaughter.

However, sources have now revealed that a christening in the UK was “highly unlikely” and the pair will instead opt to christen their daughter at the Episcopal Church of the US.

Speaking on the subject, Lady Colin said in her latest YouTube video: “I think it is very appropriate, I think they flew the kite, I mean the mischief-making, the vulgarity.

“I think it’s very appropriate that the child is christened in America, that is where they are living, that presumably is where they are worshipping. I mean after all, is christening just a formality? Or is it something more?

“If it’s just a formality, why would they bring the child all the way from California to the United Kingdom to have her christened here when there are perfectly good priests in California, of course, they have got a whole load of publicity out of it.

“Surprise, surprise because there’s nothing those two do that doesn’t somehow end up creating a sensation,” she added.

The decision will now raise questions as to when the Queen will ever get to meet the great-granddaughter named after her face to face.

It also comes just days after it was revealed that Prince Harry would not be returning to Britain next week to join his brother Prince William at a party to honour their late mother.  

A palace source told The Telegraph: “There will not be a christening in the UK. It is not happening.”

Meanwhile, another insider added it was “highly unlikely”.  

A spokeswoman for the Sussexes said the plans for the christening were still being finalised and that claims to the contrary were “mere speculation”.  

The Episcopal Church of the US, which is a member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion, is run by Bishop Michael Curry who became an internet sensation after he delivered a 14-minute sermon at the couple’s wedding at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, in 2018.

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Conducting the ceremony in the US will mean that Lilibet will not be considered a “member” of the Church of England automatically.

However, the young royal could later join a Church of England congregation if she came to the UK.  

Although Meghan attended a Catholic high school, she was baptised and confirmed into the Church of England in a private ceremony at the Chapel Royal conducted by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

The intimate 45-minute service was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the Chapel Royal in 2018 and was a closely-guarded secret with only a handful of royal aides involved.

Meghan followed partly in the footsteps of the Duchess of Cambridge, who was baptised as an infant but had a private confirmation after her engagement to Prince William.

The service observed the full ritual of the Church with holy water from the River Jordan from the private Royal Family font poured on Meghan’s head.

Lilibet’s brother, Archie, was also christened by the Archbishop amid unprecedented secrecy at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, in 2019.

At the time of Archie’s christening the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they ‘felt fortunate’ to have enjoyed their son’s christening with his godparents and shared two pictures from the big day. 

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