Princess. Lilibet, christening, Tyler Perry

Princess Lilibet. Image via Twitter @newbiesunflower

No royals allowed? Princess Lilibet christened in Montecito

Her godfather, Tyler Perry, flew a 10-person gospel choir to her christening, but no royals showed up for Princess Lilibet’s special day.

Princess. Lilibet, christening, Tyler Perry

Princess Lilibet. Image via Twitter @newbiesunflower

Despite being invited, senior members of the royal family including King Charles, reportedly skipped Princess Lilibet’s christening at the family’s home in Montecito on Friday 3 March.

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The spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed the princess’ christening before the weekend, saying:

“I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3, by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.”

But, according to The Mirror, although invited members from the royal family, including King Charles and the Prince and Princess of Wales, decided to skip the happy event.

According to the publication, around 20 to 30 people attended the ceremony. Guests included Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, Lilibet’s godfather Tyler Perry and an unnamed godmother.

A royal source confirmed the King notified Harry and Meghan of the intention to use the titles for their children, adding: “The appropriate conversations have taken place ahead of today’s news (of Lilibet’s christening).”

A source told People Magazine guests were treated to an afternoon of food and dancing.

The publication reports that Tyler Perry flew in a 10-person gospel choir from Atlanta to sing at the event, with the group performing ‘Oh Happy Day’ and ‘This Little Light of Mine’ – a song also performed at Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018.

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The announcement marks the first time the Princess’ title has formally been used.

As the monarch’s grandchildren, Archie (3) and Lili (1) are now also entitled. According to People, the titles will only be used in a formal setting rather than for everyday use.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with their two children Prince Archie and Princes Lilibet. Image via Twitter @RedRover2018/ @QueenRMade1

Elle reports that in their interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan and Harry discussed titles ahead of Archie’s birth.

During the interview, the Duchess said:

“it’s not our decision to make [on whether Archie should have a title]. Even though I have a lot of clarity of what comes with the titles good and bad…that is their birthright to then make a choice about.”

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