When Meghan, Duchess of Sussex found out that her husband, Prince Harry, would be meeting with the Queen when he was in England earlier this month, she gave him a special job to do – secure the royal christening gown.
Having just given birth to their first daughter, Lilibet Diana, Meghan, 39, felt that wearing the lace Honiton gown – a replica of the outfit Queen Victoria commissioned for her firstborn daughter in 1841 – was Lili’s birthright, despite her parents turning their backs on royal life.
Needless to say, Meghan saw red when Harry, 36, returned to Montecito without the prized family heirloom!
“The Queen loans it to royal babies being christened in England,” explains a royal insider. “There was no way she would let such a priceless item be whisked off to America with Harry – or post it there!”
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