Lilibet Diana, the daughter of Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has been christened in the United States.
Lilibet, who was born in June 2021, was christened on Friday during a small and intimate ceremony at their home in Montecito, California.
John Harvey Taylor, the bishop of Los Angeles, presided over the ceremony.
According to BBC, the christening makes it the first time the 21-month-old Lilibet has been publicly called a princess.
This also confirms that the couple will use royal titles for their children.
The couple’s spokesperson said members of the royal family were invited to the ceremony, but none were in attendance.
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022, the children of Harry and Meghan gained the right to use the royal titles — prince and princess.
Lilibet is the second child of Harry and Meghan.
In May 2019, Harry and Meghan welcomed Archie, their first child.
The couple relocated to the US after stepping down as working royals in 2020.
Buckingham Palace recently said the royal website, which lists Lilibet and Archie with the titles — miss and master – will “be updated in due course” to reflect the new titles.
It is understood that the couple wants their children to decide if they want to use their titles when they are older, but Archie and Lilibet will be referred to as prince and princess in formal settings.
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