Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children ‘currently not invited to King Charles’ Coronation’

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle’s children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, are not currently invited to the Coronation, it was reported last night.

The Duke and Duchess were invited in recent weeks but it is understood that correspondence from Buckingham Palace did not mention three-year-old Archie or one-year-old Lilibet.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with son Archie and daughter LilibetCredit: Alexi Lubomirski
Meghan and Harry christened daughter Lilibet on March 3


Meghan and Harry christened daughter Lilibet on March 3Credit: PA

It is believed the Sussexes have yet to confirm whether they will be at Westminster Abbey on May 6.

The news comes after it was revealed members of Harry’s family DID go to Princess Lilibet’s christening – despite it being snubbed by the King and senior royals, according to reports.

Harry, 38, and wife Meghan, 41, christened their 21-month-old daughter in an intimate ceremony earlier this month which was followed by a party at their Montecito home in California.

Senior members of the Royal Family, including Prince William and wife Kate, had been invited but did not attend.

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Instead, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were joined by three-year-old son Archie, Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland, Lili’s godfather Tyler Perry and between 20 and 30 close friends.

However, it has now been reported that aunts on his mother’s side did attend.

Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, the older sisters of Princess Diana, are said to have been among the guests, according to Marie Claire.

It’s unclear when Harry had last seen his aunts, although they have been present at many of the important events in his life, along with his uncle, Earl Spencer.

Harry and William have remained close to their aunts and uncle on their mum’s side since Diana died in 1997.

The royal brothers were last pictured alongside their aunts in 2021 when they united to unveil a statue to honour Diana in Kensington Palace.

Both Harry and Wills were pictured greeting both Lady Sarah and Lady Jane with hugs and kisses.

Few details have emerged about the christening party but the ceremony was hosted by Reverend John Taylor.

A gospel choir is also said to have performed Oh Happy Day and This Little Light of Mine, which was also played at Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018.

Traditionally, a royal christening is a small, family affair held in the historic chapels of Buckingham Palace or Windsor.

Archie was christened at eight weeks old in a quiet, private ceremony in front of about 25 guests at Windsor Castle on July 6, 2019.

An insider said: “Attendees were treated to an afternoon of food and dancing — with Archie enjoying a dance with his little sister.”

It’s understood Prince Harry and King Charles agreed to give Archie and Lilibet new titles after discussions following the Queen’s funeral.

The children will now be known as Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet following talks late last year.

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A spokesperson for Meghan and Harry said: “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.”

The statement was the first time Lilibet was publicly referred to as a princess.

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