A month ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became parents for the second time. Baby Lilibet was born in California. The boundless happiness of the spouses is overshadowed by one fact – the christening of their daughter cannot be carried out properly.
The royal family honors tradition. And all the great-grandchildren of Elizabeth II, including Lilibet’s older brother Archie, during the baptism ceremony were dressed in a special outfit, which is an exact copy of the baptismal dress ordered by Queen Victoria in 1841 for her daughter.
62 royal babies from the royal family were dressed in the original outfit, and in 2004 it was replaced with exactly the same one, only a new one. If the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not travel to Great Britain to perform the ordinance, they simply will not be able to dress their daughter properly.
Of course, it will be possible to keep the tradition if the queen sends the baptismal dress to the United States. But, according to experts, young parents should not count on this gesture from Her Majesty.
“I’m pretty sure the baby won’t be baptized in the UK. And I am also convinced that the christening dress will not be sent to California, “- quotes the words of the royal biographer Marlene Koenig edition of The Express.
According to the expert, the refusal to send by mail will be announced not in order to somehow offend or offend Megan and Harry. It’s just that the queen will not want to subject such a valuable thing to long-term transportation.
Recall, when the Dukes of Sussex baptized their son Archie, they still lived in Great Britain, so there were no such problems. Then the ceremony took place two months after the birth of the boy in the chapel of St. George.