Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Lilibet claim was brought forward by GMB’s Kate Garraway
Good morning Britain Hostess Kate Garraway has pointed out a factual inaccuracy in the statement from representatives of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announcing the christening of their one-year-old daughter Lilibet.
It was announced on Wednesday (March 8) that Meghan and Harry’s youngest child, Princess Lilibet Diana, was christened at their family home in Los Angeles on Friday (March 3).
The statement read: “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, Rev. John Taylor.”
During the Thursday installment of Good morning BritainHowever, host Garraway claimed the statement contained a “factual inaccuracy”.
Speaking alongside Ben Shepherd on Thursday’s show, Garraway explained, “They have issued a statement saying that Princess Lillibet was christened by the Bishop of Los Angeles last Friday.”
She continued, “But actually in the statement they called him the Archbishop of Los Angeles, which is factually inaccurate and you just think, my goodness, someone so keen on accuracy and representation – it seems so unhelpful that such things are wrong.”
“You’re worried the Sussexes aren’t particularly helping each other, aren’t you?” she added.
Bishop John Harvey Taylor, the seventh diocesan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, wrote in a blog entry on the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles website: “On behalf of Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, and at the invitation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, I had the blessing to preside at their daughter’s sacrament of Holy Baptism. Princess Lilibet Diana, on Friday March 3, at her home in Montecito.”
He added: “Prince Harry and Meghan were gracious hosts to the gathering of family and friends who attended.”
It comes after a source reportedly told People that Meghan Markle, 41, and Prince Harry, 38, extended an invitation to King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton, but they were “not present”.
The Independent has reached out to Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace for comment.
According to the US publication, between 20 and 30 guests attended the intimate ceremony, including Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and Lilibet’s godfather, Tyler Perry.
Also on Wednesday (March 8), it was announced that Harry and Meghan’s children will be officially referred to as Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.
Originally, Lilibet, one, and her older brother Archie, three, were not given HRH titles at birth due to their position in the line of succession. At the time of their birth, they were the great-grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II.
After the Queen’s death in September, Charles became king. As a result, Archie and Lilibet became the grandsons of a monarch who changed their royal roles.
It is understood that the King knew beforehand that the Sussexes intended to name their daughter Princess Lili and that there had been correspondence to that effect.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/royal-family/kate-garraway-harry-meghan-princess-lilibet-b2298988.html Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Lilibet claim was brought forward by GMB’s Kate Garraway