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Meghan and Harry to have ‘private christening for Lilibet in US without Queen’

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will be christening their new-born baby daughter Lilibet in a private ceremony in California, a royal expert has claimed.

Richard Fitzwilliam said that the pair will "do things their own way" in a bid to not make the same mistakes they did with their firstborn child, two-year-old Archie.

After Archie was born on 6 May 2019, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were senior members of the Royal Family and were expected to follow the tradition of christening their child at Windsor.

However, the couple were heavily criticised when they denied all public access to the momentous event, which was held in a private chapel.

Years later, the pair have stepped away from their duties within The Firm and moved across the pond to start a new life in California, settling down in a £10.5million Montecito house.

The newfound freedom for the couple means they no longer need to abide by the strict traditional rules of their past life and royal commentator Richard believes they'll do just that.

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He told Express.co.uk: "Harry and Meghan’s relations with the British press went badly downhill when Archie was christened in private and the names of the godparents were not released."

"The Sussexes were emphatic that they intended to do things their own way and so it has proved."

He added: "It must be likely that she will be christened in California though there were rumours of a possible christening at Windsor."

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Richard claims that their decision to not release a photo of their baby girl proves they're set on doing things the way they see fit.

Speaking of the Queen, he added: "We have no idea at all when the Queen and other members of the royal family will meet Lili or when Harry and Meghan will next visit the UK."

Daily Star has approached Meghan and Harry's representatives for further comment.

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Following the birth of Lilibet, the couple posted a message on their Archewell website: "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."

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