Royal commentators have been left confused by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's reported request to have their daughter Lilibet christened at a royal ceremony in Windsor this autumn.
Since her birth at the start of June this year, speculation has been mounting over where the Queen’s granddaughter will be christened in Windsor – the traditional venue for royal ceremonies.
However, after the Sussexes stepped down from royal duties and saw their titles dropped, experts have been left wondering whether it is still suitable for Lilibet to be christened like other members of the Royal Family.
Speaking on the Royally Us podcast, hosts Molly Mulshine and Christina Garibaldi were critical of the Duke of Sussex's uncertain approach to his ex-royal status.
Christina noted: “He didn’t want to be a part of the Royal Family.
“It’s so hard because on one hand he is a part of the family so you want him to have those traditions, but also he didn’t want to have those traditions so where is the balance?
“Also if they came over and did that, it’s what everybody would be talking about.
“I feel like they should just christen the baby in California, if that’s what they want… and then maybe they go back over there for the holiday season this year."
Molly agreed that a large public ceremony would not be appropriate, saying: “That’s not really the point of a christening. It’s not supposed to be a big trip, and a splashy thing.
“I understand it’s tradition for the royal babies to be christened in Windsor and it’s a beautiful place.
“But it just doesn’t seem like the right way to do it. "
The host also referenced the alleged awkwardness between the ex-royals and the Archbishop of Canterbury who confirmed they were married at Windsor Castle in 2018, despite Meghan suggesting they were actually wedded three days before in a private ceremony.
Christina continued: “We’ve talked about it multiple times, the trust factor between the Royal Family and Prince Harry and Meghan must be down to probably none.”
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