Archie and Lilibet have royal titles as Harry and Meghan ‘keen to not deny birth-right’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter Lilibet was publicly referred to as a princess for the first time recently, with the Sussexes understood to want to use their children's Royal titles in 'formal settings' but not everyday life.
Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, held a christening for Lilibet, one, at their California home on 3 March, and in a statement confirming the ceremony, she was called 'Princess Lilibet Diana'.
The spokesperson for the Sussexes said: “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.”
It marks the first time Lili has been publicly referred to as Princess, after she gain the title when her grandfather, King Charles III, 74, acceded to the throne in 2022.
The rules set out by King George V in 1917 mean Archie and Lili, as the children of a son of a sovereign, are automatically a prince and a princess and also now have an HRH style if they choose to use it.
It is understood Lili’s title of princess and three year old Archie’s title as a prince will be used in formal settings, but not in everyday conversational use by Meghan and Harry.
The couple are understood to be keen to not deny their children their birth-right, but to allow them the chance to decide for themselves when older whether to drop or keep using the titles
Buckingham Palace said the royal website “will now be updated in due course” to reflect the titles.
At the time of the late Queen’s death and the King’s accession, a spokesman for the King pledged to update Archie and Lilibet’s names on the site “as and when we get information”.
Lilibet's christening was held at the Sussexes' family home in Monticeto, with guests including the likes of Tyler Perry, who is the one year old's godfather.
Tyler is said to have flown in from his home in Atlanta with a gospel who performed This Little Light of Mine, which was played at Meghan and Harry's wedding in 2018.
Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, was also in attendance on the day, as well as Lilibet's unnamed godmother.
According to People, an invite to the ceremony "was extended" to Prince Harry's brother, Prince William, as well as his wife Kate Middleton, King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla, however none were in attendance.
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