PRINCE Harry is putting the Queen in a “difficult position” with expecting her to attend daughter Lilibet’s christening, says a royal expert.
It has been reported that Meghan Markle and Harry want their daughter Lilibet Diana to be christened in St George’s Chapel like Archie was.
The Queen didn’t attend Archie’s 2019 ceremony due to prior commitments.
Royal expert Angela Levin said it is therefore unreasonable for Harry to expect the Queen to attend Lilibet’s christening.
Angela told Talk Radio: “That puts her in a very difficult position because she can’t say that she is not free for years.
“She didn’t go to Louis’, the third child of Prince William and Kate. So it’s not a spiteful thing.”
Angela said the Queen isn’t present at such events because “they’re not close enough to the Crown”.
Prince Louis, three, is fifth in line, while Archie, two, and Lilibet are seventh and eighth respectively.
Despite Harry’s reported wishes, an expert has claimed that Lilibet won’t be christened in Windsor Castle following Harry’s bombshell book announcement.
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It has been revealed that the Duke of Sussex is bringing out a memoir, timed for release in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.
Royal author Robert Jobson said on Twitter in response: “Prince Harry is writing a memoir. The script will be handed in in October.
“It will be published by Random House. I’d say the Windsor Christening of ‘Lilibet’ with the Queen present might well be off!
“Unless ‘H’ intends to combine it with a book signing tour of the UK that is …”
Royal expert Phil Dampier agreed, telling Fabulous: “The timing couldn’t be worse. If Harry was trying to heal the rift with his family, he would appreciate that the next year should be really concentrated on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. So the timing couldn’t be worse.
“To have that in the same year as that is disrespectful.
“And similarly, these reports that he wants Lilibet to be christened over here with the Queen being present, I would have thought this is making that less and less likely.”
Harry and Meghan’s son Archie was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, in July, 2019.
Meghan made sure the christening was a “completely private affair” attended by just 22 guests, according to the couple’s unauthorised biography Finding Freedom.
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