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Lilibet Diana’s christening takes place in California, overseen by the Bishop of Los Angeles

The daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been christened in the United States.

Lilibet Diana was baptised in a private ceremony at her parents’ home in California by the ‘Archbishop of Los Angeles’.

The service took place on March 3rd 2023.

The news of the christening was broken exclusively by People online.

In a statement to People, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex 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 also appears to confirm that Lilibet and her brother, Archie, will now use the title of Prince and Princess as stipulated in the 1917 Letters Patent of King George V.

It’s understood that actor Tyler Perry was among Lilibet’s godparents.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.