In California, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry christened their daughter Princess Lilibet Diana.
Omid Scobie, a friend of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, broke the news on Twitter, writing, “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was baptized on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.”
According to the biographer, King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William, and Princess Kate were all invited but did not attend the event.
The Sussexes opted for an Anglican service at their Montecito estate for between 20 and 30 friends, including her millionaire godfather Tyler Perry, instead of a British baptism for their youngest daughter.
According to People magazine, Harry and Meghan invited King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, and the Prince and Princess of Wales to the California wedding last Friday, but they rejected.
Following the baptism by Reverend John Taylor, the Anglican Bishop of Los Angeles, guests and family, including Doria Ragland, danced to a playlist of music from Harry and Meghan’s wedding reception at Windsor Castle. Oh Good Day and This Little Light of Mine were also apparently performed by a gospel choir.
The Sussexes’ announcement referred to the one-year-old as ‘Princess Lilibet Diana,’ confirming for the first time that the couple has elected to exercise their right to use the title ‘Princess’ for Lilibet, six months after King Charles’ accession to the throne last September.
The Sussexes are believed to not want to deny their children the opportunity to be prince and princess as a birthright, but will give Archie and Lili the option of dropping or keeping the royal titles when they are older.