Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Daughter Princess Lilibet Was Christened — Here's Who Attended & Who Was Notably Absent

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter has officially been christened Princess Lilibet Diana! Their son, 3-year-old Prince Archie, was christened in July 2019 at a private ceremony at Windsor Chapel. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex held a “small and intimate” ceremony for their 21-month-old baby girl at their home in Montecito, California, according to PEOPLE. A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle told the outlet, “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.”

Princess Lilibet and her older brother Prince Archie, 3, were officially given prince and princess titles in Sept. 2022, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the ascension of their grandfather King Charles III. Rules established by King George V in 1917 granted the children and grandchildren of the monarch royal titles. Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gave up their royal titles and stepped back from royal duties in Jan. 2020, that doesn’t mean their children have to give up their titles. 

However, the siblings were not called Princess Lilibet and Prince Archie until now — an exciting development! According to PEOPLE, the palace will soon update their website to reflect their new titles, as they currently list the kids as “Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor” and “Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.” 

An insider revealed more details about the christening, including who was there and who was notably absent from the special day. There were “between 20-30 guests” at the gathering, according to an insider, including Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, Lilibet’s godfather Tyler Perry, and an unnamed godmother. The ceremony included an afternoon of food and dancing, including an adorable moment with Archie and Lili dancing together. 

This is very similar to Prince Archie’s christening, which included about 25 guests in an “intimate, peaceful setting,” a source told PEOPLE at the time. Prince William and Kate Middleton attended this event, although their kids Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis did not. 

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