Lilibet Diana has been christened in the US with 'no royals in attendance' but her Princess title has been confirmed

It's official, Lilibet Diana's christening was confirmed as sources claim that despite being invited, no Royal Family members were there

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Lilibet Diana's christening has officially been confirmed by her parents, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The Sussexes' announcement comes in the wake of their Frogmore Cottage departure and it's been reported that no members of Harry's family were there.

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Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor has officially been christened in her native country, the US. An official rep for the Sussexes confirmed the news to PEOPLE, saying, "I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor."

The confirmation included not only the important ceremony, but also the fact that Lilibet is officially using the Princess title, which she is entitled to as the daughter of a Prince who's a son of the reigning monarch. It's unclear if Archie is using the title of Prince - although he's also entitled to it.

Prince Harry and Meghan chose the Rev John Taylor, who is the Seventh Bishop Diocesan of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, which is comprising 133 congregations in six counties of Southern California and the Central Coast.

The Episcopal Church was established shortly after the American Revolution, but it has its roots in the Anglican Church and remains part of the Anglican Communion - of which the Royal Family are also members.

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This confirmation comes only days after a royal expert claimed Prince Harry naming his daughter Lilibet was 'disrespectful' and only weeks after Harry and Meghan's Frogmore Cottage departure was confirmed.

Needless to say, whispers that relations between the couple and the Royal Family are at an 'all-time low' are not too hard to believe. Even so, following reports that King Charles met Lilibet Diana during the Platinum Jubilee and was 'thrilled' about it made many wonder if he'd attend her christening.

According to PEOPLE, despite invites being sent to the King, Camilla Queen Consort, Prince William, and Princess Catherine - none of them attended the ceremony. 

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The ceremony was, according to a source, an intimate affair with only 20-30 guests. Those guests are said to have included Meghan's mother Doria Ragland and Lilibet's godfather Tyler Perry. It remains to be seen who her godmother is, but it's previously reported that Lilibet Diana's godmother may be Oprah Winfrey.

Although the fallout following the release of Prince Harry's memoir Spare continues, the Prince has been outspoken about his desire for his children to be close to his family.

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The Prince told PEOPLE, "I've said before that I've wanted a family, not an institution - so of course, I would love nothing more than for our children to have relationships with members of my family, and they do with some, which brings me great joy."

Although it's unclear what the future holds for Prince Harry's children, a shred of hope was offered when Kate Middleton discussed Lilibet during a meeting with First Wife, Jill Biden. 

Following the little girl's birth, a journalist asked the Princess about her new niece. "I wish her all the very best. I can't wait to meet her," said Kate. "We haven't met her yet. I hope that will be soon."

Aoife Hanna
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Aoife is an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.

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