Prince Harry and Meghan's secret christening for Lilibet featured no royals and this personal touch

The Sussexes celebrated with this sweet touch

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle held a secret christening for daughter Lilibet Diana and it featured no royals but they added this personal touch.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have christened their daughter Lilibet in California in secret ceremony featuring no royals and a personal touch.

The Sussexes organised the ceremony to take place at their Montecito home and confirmed the baptism after reports speculated that one had taken place.

Their spokesperson told PEOPLE, "I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor."

The couple's reference to the title Princess Lilibet Diana is the biggest hint yet that their daughter could soon be known in this official way, despite King Charles being due to make a huge decision on the matter.

And Harry and Meghan later confirmed Archie and Lilibet's new royal title.

It's understood that no royals were in attendance, even though sources claim Harry and Meghan had invited King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton to the christening.

But Harry and Meghan are said to have added a personal touch to proceedings, by having a 10-strong choir sing Oh Happy Day and This Little Light of Mine - songs that were performed at Meghan and Harry's wedding.

According to PEOPLE, there were between 20-30 guests in attendance for the intimate gathering including Meghan's mother Doria Ragland, Lilibet's godfather Tyler Perry, and an unnamed godmother.

After the ceremony there was reportedly an afternoon of food and dancing, with Archie said to have enjoyed a dance with his little sister. 

And oh to be a fly on the wall to see that, especially as Lilibet previously had the most hilarious reaction to Prince Harry's 'dad dancing'.

Tyler Perry posted a cryptic message on his Instagram, the day before the ceremony which read, "When you plant an apple tree, it can't produce oranges. Plant what you want to see grow in your life."

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!)