Phillip Schofield fumes Meghan and Harry are 'damned if they do and damned if they don't'

By Rose Hill

Phillip Schofield suggested that Meghan and Harry were "damned if they do and damned if they don't" as they addressed a fresh row involving the couple.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are believed to be planning to christen their daughter in the US instead of returning back to the UK.

There had been suggestions the couple would return to Britain to have their four-month-old baptised at Windsor Castle like their son Archie, two.

There had been suggestions the couple would return to Britain to have their four-month-old baptised at Windsor Castle like their son Archie, two.

Phillip Schofield defended Meghan and Harry (ITV)

Lilibet Diana, affectionately known as Lili and who is named after the Queen and after Harry's mum Diana, was born in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California in June.

But a palace insider told the Telegraph : “There will not be a christening in the UK. It is not happening."

Addressing the reports, royal expert Camilla Tominey said: "My information from the Church of England yesterday was if [Lilibet] then comes over and joins a Church of England congregation, then she'll be considered Church of England."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are believed to be planning to christen their daughter in the US (WireImage)

She added: "Also, interestingly, you don't need to be baptised in order to remain in the line of succession. The only bar to the line of succession is to be a Catholic. So, actually, it doesn't change much in the terms of the structure of things, but with this and the fact that the couple aren't coming to the event that's being held to mark Diana and what would have been her 60th birthday in the summer and the statue.

"It's just interesting that Harry and Meghan don't have any immediate plans to come to London and as you say, Holly, to see the Queen and introduce her to these great-grandchildren. She hasn't seen Archie since, I believe, 2019."

Phil quipped: "Once again, they're damned if they do and damned if they don't. You wonder whether if they had come over, people would say, 'that's unnecessary travel!'"

*This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV


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