Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, play with their children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. Photo: Alexi Lubomirski

[The Episcopal News] Acting on behalf of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Bishop John Harvey Taylor of the Diocese of Los Angeles baptized Princess Lilibet Diana, 21-month-old daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, at a private rite at the couple’s Montecito (Santa Barbara) home on March 3.

“Prince Harry and Meghan were gracious hosts to the congregation of family and friends who were present,” Taylor told The Episcopal News. According to news reports, guests in attendance included Lilibet’s brother, Archie, 3; her grandmother, Doria Ragland, and her godfather, filmmaker Tyler Perry. Reports from the BBC said that members of the royal family had been invited, but did not attend.

Although the family has said they will use the titles only on formal occasion, the official announcement of the baptism from Buckingham Palace for the first time styled the Sussexes’ son and daughter as Prince and Princess. They are grandchildren of the reigning monarch, King Charles III of the United Kingdom.