Royal POLL: Should Harry and Meghan christen daughter Lilibet at Windsor Castle?

Royal POLL: Should Harry and Meghan christen daughter Lilibet at Windsor Castle?

Speculation is rising as to whether Harry and Meghan will follow tradition and christen Lilibet in Windsor Castle on August 4. The Daily Mail reported that on his visit to unveil Princess Diana’s memorial statue at the beginning of July, Prince Harry apparently made it clear that he and the Duchess of Sussex intended to christen Lilibet at Windsor with the Queen present.

But since Archie’s christening in the summer of 2019 a lot of controversy has shaken the royal household.

Speculation is rife over whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be welcomed back by their UK relatives in the wake of their tell-all interviews and Harry’s docu-series where he appeared critical of his upbringing.

Do you think it’s wise for Harry and Meghan to christen their daughter at Windsor with the Royal Family present? Or has too much drama occurred to move on as a happy family? Vote in our poll and tell us more about your opinion in the comments section.

Here’s a timeline of Harry and Meghan’s relationship with royalty so far:

At the end of 2019 the couple took time off and spent time in Canada before announcing their bombshell news they intended to step back from their senior roles in January 2020.

At the time Meghan and Harry indicated their desire to split their time between the UK and North America.

The Duke and Duchess said they felt moving abroad was in the interests of their family after being castigated by the British media and not receiving emotional support from the Firm.

Their decision divided the nation as many Britons understood their desire to find an independent lifestyle, whilst others felt they had betrayed the Queen.

The Queen herself made a heartfelt statement on the matter which read: “Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family.

“My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family.

“Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.”

The couple moved to California and in July 2020 bought a huge mansion in the celebrity hotspot of Montecito, Santa Barbara just north of Los Angeles.

Since then, the couple have gone on to establish their own entertainment production company, done countless charity work, exposed royal secrets and experiences of racism in bombshell interviews, and announced contracts with Netflix, Spotify and Penguin Random House.

Next on the horizon is Prince Harry’s memoir which Penguin Random House said will tell “the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him.”

Royalists worry that the book will be critical of the royal household and shake the stability of its very existence.

Many have accused the couple of doing all the can to achieve the destruction of the monarchy, though the couple have repeatedly praised the Queen and the work of the royals throughout the highs and lows that the last decade have brought.

Published at Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:07:32 +0000