American experts Rachel Burfield and Jessica Robinson have commented on the christening of Lilibet Diana. They are not sure whether Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will attend the ceremony. Ms Burfield suspects the Duchess of Sussex could hold off on returning to the UK with her two children as the couple try to settle into a life apart from the Royal family.
Speaking on Podcast Royal, Rachel Burfield said: “For comparison’s sake, Archie was born on May 6.
“He was christened on July 6.
“So, I don’t know if they’re going to do a public christening.”
he went on: “I don’t know if Megan has…I don’t know their intentions but I don’t know if they will come back to the UK for a while.
“But I think they’re just firmly planting roots in California.”
“And I don’t know if we’ll see them across the pond anytime soon.”
Ms Robinson also commented: “Yeah, I think I’m there with you on that.
“I don’t know that we’ll see them at Trooping the Colour but I wouldn’t be surprised if we see them for the Platinum Jubilee.
“I don’t really expect them before then, though.”
Ms Burfield said: “Yeah, I wouldn’t, I wouldn’t hold my breath for them to be in the UK before Platinum Jubilee at the earliest.
Meghan Markle has not been to the Uk – since she and Prince Harry’s last set of Royal Family events in March 2020.
The couple moved to California soon before travel between the UK and the US was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Duke of Sussex returned short in April to attend Prince Philip’s burial, together with his older brother, Prince William, and his grandmother the Queen.
“Plans for the baby’s christening have not been finalized,” the spokesperson for Harry and Meghan told E! News. “And as such, any assumptions about what will or will not take place are mere speculation.”
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son,” read an Instagram statement shared at the time of Archie’s christening. “They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment.”
Lilibet was born on June 4, 2021.