Prince Harry is putting the Queen in a ‘difficult position’ by expecting her to attend his daughter Lilibet’s christening, a royal biographer has claimed.
According to royal insiders, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter Lilibet Diana could follow in the footsteps of older brother Archie and be christened in St George’s Chapel in Windsor – with the Queen present.
A source previously told the Daily Mail that Harry said the couple are ‘happy to wait until circumstances allow’ while in the UK to unveil a statue of Princess Diana.
But Angela Levin has described Harry’s expectation that his grandmother will attend as unreasonable, given she has missed christenings of other royal children in recent years.
Prince Harry is putting the Queen (pictured at the Royal Windsor Cup polo match on July 11) in a ‘difficult position’ by expecting her to attend his daughter Lilibet’s christening, a royal biographer has claimed
‘That puts her in a very difficult position because she can’t say that she is not free for years,’ she told TalkRadio TV.
‘She didn’t go to Louis’, the third child of Prince William and Kate. So it’s not a spiteful thing.’
The monarch did not attend the christening of Harry and Meghan’s son Archie, two, in 2019, reportedly because she had prior commitments.
According to Levin, the Queen sometimes isn’t present at such events because ‘they’re not close enough to the Crown’.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s youngest child Prince Louis, three, is fifth-in-line to the throne, while Archie and Lilibet are seventh and eighth respectively.
The monarch did not attend the christening of Harry and Meghan’s son Archie, two, in 2019, reportedly because she had prior commitments (pictured: the Sussexes shortly after Archie’s birth)
Earlier this week royal expert Russell Myers warned it would be ‘definitely awkward’ if Harry and Meghan were to christen Lilibet in Windsor because tensions are still running ‘very high within the family’.
‘Meghan isn’t flavour of the month with the family. Certainly, the family have always said they will be much-loved members of the family,’ he told Today.
‘However, we’re still talking about the fallout of the Oprah Winfrey interview, Emmy or no Emmy nomination.
‘The tensions are still running very, very high within the family, indeed.’
The reunion would come in the aftermath of Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive two-hour CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey which aired in March, where the royal made reference to his relationship with William amid reports the brothers had fallen out in the wake of Megxit.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle when they have announced on February 14, 2021, they are expecting their second child, Lilibet
Prince Harry told the talk show host: ‘As I’ve said before, I love William to bits. He’s my brother. ‘We’ve been through hell together. I mean, we have a shared experience. But we’re on different paths.
During the interview, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said racism drove them out of Britain and claimed their son Archie was denied the title of prince because he is mixed race.
Meghan also claimed that Kate Middleton left her in tears during a row over bridesmaid dresses and Prince Harry accused his father Prince Charles of refusing to take his calls when the pair moved to the US last year.
Myers went on to suggest that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly wanting to give Lilibet Diana a royal christening shows an attempt from the royal couple to keep their royal connection.
Meghan Markle could be faced with an ‘awkward’ reunion with the Royal Family if her daughter Lilibet gets christened in Windsor, a royal expert has claimed. Pictured, during the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview in March
‘Looking at the details, it looks as though they do want some continuity for their family life,’ he said.
‘Of course, their son Archie was christened at Windsor Castle before they jetted off to set up their new life in the United States.
‘However, when you’re looking at it as well, what do Harry and Meghan have at the moment?
‘They definitely want to keep their royal connection and this will be a sure-fire way to make sure everyone is talking about them in the royal way.’