And in the case of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s newborn Lilibet Diana, there’s even more drama. The Duke of Sussex is said to be putting the Queen in a “difficult position” as he is planning on holding it in England and is expecting Her Majesty to attend the service.Royal sources told the Daily Mail that the christening for Lilibet Diana – who was born in California on June 4 and named after Queen Elizabeth’s nickname, “Lilibet” – could follow the same format as the one for Harry and Meghan’s firstborn, Archie Harrison.Archie, two, was christened in St George’s Chapel in Windsor. The Mail reported that Harry and Meghan are “happy to wait until circumstances allow” them to travel to England, in order to hold Lilibet’s special service in front of the Queen. Royal biographer Angela Levin said US-based Harry was pressuring the Queen to attend the christening, despite growing tensions within the family. “That puts her in a very difficult position because she can’t say that she is not free for years,’ Levin told TalkRadio TV.“She didn’t go to Louis’, the third child of Prince William and Kate. So it’s not a spiteful thing.”The Queen reportedly did not attend Archie’s christening either, citing a prior engagement, although other members of the royal family were there.Another royal commentator Russell Myers said it would be “definitely awkward” if Harry and Meghan insisted on having Lilibet christened in Windsor. “Meghan isn’t flavour of the month with the family,” Myers said, according to Today, per the Daily Mail.“Certainly, the family have always said they will be much-loved members of the family.”However, we’re still talking about the fallout of the Oprah Winfrey interview, Emmy or no Emmy nomination.“The tensions are still running very, very high within the family, indeed.”Myers said Harry’s instance that Lilibet’s christening be held in England may have to do with him wanting to keep some of the royal traditions he walked away from, alive.“Looking at the details, it looks as though they do want some continuity for their family life,’ he said.“Of course, their son Archie was christened at Windsor Castle before they jetted off to set up their new life in the United States,” he said, according to the Mail. “However, when you’re looking at it as well, what do Harry and Meghan have at the moment?“They definitely want to keep their royal connection and this will be a sure-fire way to make sure everyone is talking about them in the royal way.”This week Prince Harry dropped the bombshell that he is writing a tell-all memoir about his life, described as “intimate and heartfelt” in tone. “I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story — the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned — I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think,” the Duke of Sussex said of the book.Harry is reportedly being paid at least $A27 million for the tome.
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