Lilibet’s christening may be 'playing a major role' in Harry and Meghan steering clear of the UK

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit a local farming family, the Woodleys, on October 17, 2018 in Dubbo, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand
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Royal commentators claim that Lilibet’s christening could be playing a key role in Harry and Meghan’s reluctance to return to the UK

A royal commentator is claiming that Lilibet’s christening has a part to play in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s reluctance to return to the UK.

The pair were expected to reunite with the Firm (opens in new tab) for Prince Philip’s memorial service but decided to skip it after security fears. 

This decision has been labeled as ‘insensitive’ and a ‘slap in the face’ (opens in new tab) for the Queen, as the pair are scheduled to appear at the Invictus Games in Holland on April 16th.

Now a royal commentator claims Lilibet christening could be ‘the biggest sticking point’ in why they are delaying their return to the UK.

Neil Sean said on his Youtube Channel (opens in new tab), Daily News Headlines, “One of the biggest sticking points, I've been told by a very good source, was that if the problem of the christening between the Royal Family could have been resolved so that his daughter Lili Diana could have been christened over here in the United Kingdom.”

Adding if her christening could have gone ahead at St George’s Chapel, where Harry and Meghan tied the knot in 2018, “Things would have had a whole different perspective.”

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the Patron of the Rugby Football League hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws for the men's, women's and wheelchair tournaments at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England.

He continued, "Harry felt he was sort of being wheeled out for family events but whenever he needed something, it simply wasn't there."

The royal family is still yet to meet Lilibet, who was born in June 2021 (opens in new tab), the Queen is said to be desperate to meet her (opens in new tab) and Prince Charles has previously revealed his ‘incredible sadness (opens in new tab)’ over having never met his granddaughter.

Harry and his father Charles could be set to reunite (opens in new tab) later this month, however, as Charles and Camilla are jetting off on a royal visit to Canada, and could use their proximity as an opportunity to visit Harry and Meghan in their new LA home (opens in new tab).

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for and My Imperfect Life.