Expert says Meghan Markle ‘could join’ Harry when she returns to the UK
Royal commentator Daniela Elser believes Meghan and Harry could dramatically improve their relationship with the company if they decided to celebrate the christening of Lilibit ‘Lily’ Diana in the UK. Earlier this month, it was reported that the Duke of Sussex would return to Britain to honor his mother’s life and legacy.
And this time he could be followed by the Duchess of Sussex, who has not set foot on British soil since March 2020.
The expert said that this return may also mark the occasion for a christening ceremony that will be attended by prominent members of the royal family.
In a comment article for news.com.au, Ms Elser wrote: “If the Sussex family decide they want the baptism to take place in the UK, perhaps even in September when it was rumored that both Harry and Meghan would return to London, then it would be interpreted as An olive branch after years of quarrels and grudges within the family.
Likewise, Ms. Elser added, the choice of sponsors could have an impact on the gap between the Sussexes and the company.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their daughter into the world in early June (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle has not been to the UK since March 2020 (Image: GETTY)
“Choosing to name a few hand-picked cousins or old Eaton companions can go a long way in addressing the various divides,” she said.
On the other hand, the expert has argued the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in contempt if they decide to celebrate their daughter’s christening in California or not at all.
Ms Elser said: “However, should the Sussex family decide to hold the ceremony in California and thus prevent the Queen, who no longer travels internationally, from attending, this would not be seen as anything less than a clear rejection of the royal family.”
“There is also a third option here: they decide to skip baptism altogether.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry now live in California (Image: GETTY)
“But again, this can also be interpreted as a profound disrespect for Her Majesty, since she is, after all, head of the Church of England.”
Ms. Elser spoke about the choice of American celebrities to be godparents, and added: “If they had to choose a box of names from the A-list, which news would almost certainly leak to the press, they seemed to be throwing the devil on them. Good luck with her new Hollywood best friends, family and lifelong friends in the UK.
Harry and Megan welcomed Lily to the world on June 4.
Two days later, they announced the happy news to the world with a statement shared on Archewell.com, the Sussex organization’s website.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are no longer full-time royals (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may return to the UK in September (Image: GETTY)
The statement provided some details about Lily’s birth before explaining Meghan and Harry’s choice of names.
The statement read: “Lily is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, whose family surname is Lillipet.
Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, the Princess of Wales.
His older brother Archie Harrison was baptized in Windsor two months after his birth in May 2019.
Archie was born in May 2019 and was baptized two months later (Image: EXPRESS)
Meghan and Harry decided to keep the event private by preventing the media from taking pictures of guests arriving at the church.
They also did not reveal the names of Archie’s godfathers.
Known guests attending the baptism included Kate and Prince William, Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, Princess Diana’s sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Baroness Jane Fellowes.
The Queen was not present due to a scheduling conflict.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have two children (Image: GETTY)
However, he was able to meet the young king shortly after his birth.
On May 8, 2019, two days after Archie’s arrival, the King and Prince Philip were officially photographed meeting their eighth grandchild for the first time.
This wasn’t the first time a king had to skip a royal christening due to a previous engagement.
In 2018, she missed the baptism of her sixth grandson, Prince Louis.