A religious sacrament wasn’t enough to bring the royal family to the US.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had their daughter, Princess Lilibet, christened last Friday and extended invitations to the royal family — but the family failed to attend, according to People.
An insider told the publication that there were between 20 and 30 guests at the intimate gathering, including Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, Lilibet’s godfather, Tyler Perry, and an unnamed godmother.
However, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camila were not among the group at the 21-month-old’s reception.
“I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles the Rev John Taylor,” a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tells Page Six in a statement.
Perry, 53, who allowed Harry and Meghan to stay at his house when they first arrived to California, was seen arriving in Montecito, Calif., last week ahead of the event.
He flew in from Atlanta with a 10-person gospel choir that sang “Oh Happy Day” and “This Little Light of Mine” — a song that was played at Meghan and Harry’s wedding, the magazine reported.
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Although Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, exited the royal family, both Lilibet and her brother, Archie, received royal titles after Queen Elizabeth II’s death under rules set out by King George V.
It appears invitations are being sent across the pond in both directions, as Harry and Meghan recently received “correspondence” regarding King Charles III’s coronation in May.
“I can confirm The Duke has recently received email correspondence from His Majesty’s office regarding the coronation,” a spokesperson for the pair told The Sunday Times.
“An immediate decision on whether The Duke and Duchess will attend will not be disclosed by us at this time.”