Six weeks have passed since the birth of Lilibet “Lili” Diana, born June 4 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, but the second child of Harry e Meghan Markle yet it does not appear in the official Windsors list on the royal family website. Given the stormy reports between the rebellious couple and the rest of the royal family, one might think that there is nothing accidental in this “oversight”. That is Buckhingam Palace has deliberately chosen to ignore the baby, eighth in the line of succession to the throne.
This is what the royal expert claims Daniela Elser which, in his column on New Zealand Herald, pointed out how Lilibet Diana’s absence from the Windsor list could cause a “New firestorm” within the British royal family. The fact that Buckingham Palace, after six weeks, still hasn’t included Lili on the royal house site and assigned her the eighth place in the line of succession to the throne that belongs to it, for sure “it pains and angers the Sussexes»Wrote Daniela Elser recalling how in the past the same royal list was updated much faster, for example when the prince was born George, the eldest son of William e Kate Middleton, but also when the eldest son of the dukes of Sussex, the elder brother of Lilibet, was born, Archie.
Till now Harry and Meghan did not comment on the “oversight”. But, as Elser points out, «in a climate that is nothing short of incandescent, a spark is enough for send it ablaze again the powder keg of relations between the Sussex and the royal family ».
There is however a technical aspect which could explain the absence of Lili’s name on the Royal Family’s official website: gli royal heirs access the succession list only after having been baptized with the Anglican rite (if they are baptized according to the Roman Catholic rite, their right to ascend the throne lapses).
A few days ago the Daily Mail has made it known that Harry and Meghan, despite criticism and (heavy) accusations against the royal family, intend to have Lilibet Diana baptized in Windsor Castle, in front of the queen Elisabetta. The ceremony, naturally with an Anglican rite, should take place “in September, if circumstances permit”. To officially join the royal family, little Lili will apparently have to wait a little longer. The list on the Buckingham Palace website will most likely be updated after the baptism.