Prince Harry and Meghan ‘will want’ Lilibet blessing during King Charles Coronation weekend for this reason

The Sussexes are said to 'want' both their children 'to have the royal connection', according to royal commentator

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'will want' their daughter Lilibet to be blessed during King Charles Coronation weekend, royal commentators claim.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be hoping for their daughter Princess Lilibet to be blessed during King Charles' Coronation weekend so that both their two children "have the royal connection", a royal commentator has claimed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed last week that Lilibet Diana had been secretly Christened in California and shortly afterwards her official new title Princess Lilibet of Sussex was confirmed by the couple.

The announcement, was a 'stark' contrast to Prince Edwards' title change and while both of their children - son Archie, four, and Lilibet, one, now have royal titles that they can use, it's understood that the Sussexes 'will want' to bless Lilibet in front of the Royal Family, like Archie was when he was christened in the UK.

Royal commentators Zoey Forsey and Russell Myers, host of the Pod Save The King podcast, were discussing the christening and the King's Coronation and how the Sussexes might want to royally bless Lilibet.

Ms Forsey noted how royal christenings "are a really big deal" as religion plays a central role in the monarchy and Mr Myers, noted, "The King is the head of the Church of England, the Anglican Church, and certainly he would find a christening to be a very sacred event, a reason to celebrate togetherness and new beginnings. I think it's a great shame that he wasn't there.”

In contrast to Lilibet's private Christening at Prince Harry and Meghan's Montecito home, Archie had his photo taken with the Royal Family following his birth and christening.

But even upon the Queen's first meeting with Lilibet a photo couldn't be taken, it's claimed because of the monarch suffering a medical issue and it's understood no further photographs were taken of them together, even during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Mr Myers added, "And we don't have that [for Lilibet’s christening]; there are no family photos of that royal connection. And they want their children to have the royal connection.”

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!)