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Which faith has Lilibet Diana been baptised into?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have had their daughter baptised into the Episcopal church.

Lilibet Diana was christened at her parents’ home on March 3rd 2023.

The baptism was carried out by the Bishop of Los Angeles, John H. Taylor. He is a leader in the Episcopal Church, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Lilibet’s grandfather, King Charles III, is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, one of the largest bodies within the Anglican Communion.In a statement, 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 Rev. Taylor’s title is officially Bishop of Los Angeles. The Archbishop of Los Angeles is a Catholic, Jose Gomez.

However, Catholics are still barred from ascending the throne in Great Britain. Had the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to baptise their daughter into the Roman Catholic church, she would have lost her place in the line of succession.

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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.