Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Yet to Fix Plans for Lilibet's Christening Amid Rumors

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are yet to fix plans for their daughter's christening four months after her birth, Newsweek has been told.

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on June 4 and rumors have been circulating in the U.K. media about where and when she will be baptized.

The Daily Mail reported over the summer that there was a desire to christen her at Windsor Castle, while the Sunday Telegraph reported they will not baptize her in the U.K.

However, a Sussex spokesperson told Newsweek: "Plans for the baby's christening have not been finalized and as such, any assumptions about what will or will not take place are mere speculation."

Archie's christening provoked controversy in the British press when Harry and Meghan decided not to name his godparents, in a break from royal tradition.

Andrew Morton described the reaction in his biography Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, due to be re-released with new chapters later this month.

He wrote: "This policy of privacy and protection continued with his [Archie's] christening in July 2019 at the Queen's private chapel at Windsor Castle.

"Once again they thumbed their noses at protocol by refusing to publicly name their son's godparents.

"It was a move that stirred a hornet's nest of criticism, especially as it came just weeks after the announcement that the Royal Foundation, the charitable umbrella of the Cambridges and Sussexes, was to split, with Meghan and Harry planning to form their own royal charity later in the year."

At the time, royal fan Anne Daley, 63, who had traveled from Wales to Windsor for the Christening, told The Daily Mail: "I pay a lot of tax for their civil duties. One minute they want to be royals, the next they don't. We should be able to see the christening."

She added: "They want to have their cake and eat it. The general public can't work this out. A lot of people don't like to see them hang around the fake celebrities. Forget Hollywood. They are royal."

Since then, however, they have quit royal duties and launched a new life free from royal tradition and public funding in California.

Lilibet was born on June 4 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and named after Queen Elizabeth II's widely known but privately used nickname within the royal family.

At the time, Harry and Meghan said: "On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we've felt from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family."

Prince Harry and Meghan in New York
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit 1 World Trade Center on September 23, 2021, in New York City. The couple are yet to fix plans to Christen daughter Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor. Gotham/GC Images