If the Duke and Duchess of Sussex choose to baptize their daughter in the United States, it is unlikely that older members of the royal family will attend.
It says a royal cinema that says the logistics would simply make it impossible.
Prince Harry and Meghan’s little girl Lilibet Diana will be five months old in November and have yet to be baptized.
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Yesterday, a spokesman for the couple finally addressed recent speculation about the date and venue of the ceremony, saying plans for the baptism “are not complete”.
The comment came after a palace insider said there “would not be a baptism in Britain”.
Now author and editor of Majesty Magazine Ingrid Seward says that if the baptism took place in America, much of Harry’s immediate family would be absent.
“I do not think any members of the immediate royal family would have time [to fly over], their schedules are organized six months in advance, “Seward said The sun.
This would mean that Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would not be present.
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However, when Harry and Meghan’s son Archie were baptized at Windsor Castle in 2019, Her Majesty and Prince Philip did not attend when they were in Sandringham.
And the Queen was missing at the baptism of Prince William and Kate’s youngest child, Prince Louis.
Earlier this week The Telegraph Britain reported that Lili could be baptized in the Episcopal Church in the United States, which is a member of the Anglican Communion – Church of England.
“Bishop Michael Curry, who delivered the sermon at the couple’s wedding in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, is the head of Episcopal Church and could function,” Camilla Tominey wrote.
However, Lilibet “would not automatically be considered a” member “of the Church of England until she came to Britain and joined a Church of England congregation”.
But Seward says Harry and Meghan would be welcome back in the UK if they would baptize their daughter “privately” in the Church of England, as they did with Archie at Windsor Castle.
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The Queen is the supreme governor of the Church of England, and Meghan was baptized in the church ahead of the royal wedding in 2018.
“The queen is not going to say no, she may not be there herself, but she will not say they can not have it there,” Seward said.
“The only reason [it wouldn’t be held in the UK] would be if Meghan would not come over here with the baby. “
As for Lili’s godparents, Seward thinks Harry and Meghan would choose the ones that were closest to them according to tradition.
Princess Eugenie has been suggested as an option along with Zara and Mike Tindall as they have a particularly close relationship with the Sussexes.
Even Oprah Winfrey’s name has been mentioned among the possible challengers to sponsors.
“Meghan obviously has lots of American friends,” Seward said.
“With sponsors, you usually want someone you’ve known all your life.”
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