King Charles ‘snubbed’ granddaughter Lilibet’s christening despite this communication breakthrough

Tell-all book claims King Charles' was a no-show at Lilibet's christening despite being in touch

King Charles under an umbrella
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King Charles is said to have 'snubbed' granddaughter Lilibet's christening despite exchanging letters with Meghan Markle about the distance between them.

The monarch attended the christening of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's eldest child Prince Archie back in 2019. But after the royal parents quit the UK and stepped back as senior working members of The Firm they spent less time with the Royal family.

Having welcomed a second child, Lilibet Diana, in 2021, she was christened where Harry and Meghan live in the US. But it's claimed that King Charles declined an invite to his granddaughter's christening, even though he was in touch with daughter-in-law Meghan, according to Omid Scobie's new book Endgame.

Lilbet, who is now aged two, had a christening earlier this year, followed by an afternoon of food and dancing. But King Charles reportedly struggled to find a space in his diary to join the celebration.

King Charles, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

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Endgame - Omid Scobie - was £22 now £20.90 |

Endgame - Omid Scobie - was £22 now £20.90 |

The explosive new book from royal journalist Omid Scobie and author of Finding Freedom. An unpopular king, a power-hungry heir to the throne, a queen willing to go to great lengths to preserve her image, and a prince forced to start a new life after being betrayed by his own family.

The ceremony saw Lili baptised by the Anglican Bishop of Los Angeles, John Taylor. Afterwards, guests and family including Meghan's mum Doria Ragland danced to a playlist containing songs from Harry and Meghan's wedding reception at Windsor Castle. A gospel choir also reportedly performed Oh Happy Day and This Little Light of Mine.

In the new book, Omid says letters were exchanged between Charles and Meghan following the Sussexes' bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021.

But in recent months their relationship had improved when Archie and Lilibet recorded a sweet birthday tribute for King Charles's 75th birthday. And earlier this year, both Archie and Lilibet got their new royal titles and the palace updated the royal line of succession online to reflect their new Prince and Princess status. 

In other royal news, The one ‘slang’ word no one is ever allowed to call Prince George, Charlotte and Louis - and it’s tricky to avoid and the 'heartbreaking' question King Charles was asked about his grandchildren, and it's bound to have hit a nerve.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)