Baby Archie Baptized in Private Chapel at Windsor Castle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's pride and joy, baby Archie, has been baptized at Windsor by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
The intimate service took place on Saturday morning and several Royal faces, such as Prince William and Kate Middleton, were spotted arriving at Windsor.
To commemorate the special occasion, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took to heir official Instagram page to share a group photo with Archie as the star.
This second photograph of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Archie was taken in the Rose Garden at Windsor Castle on Archie’s christening day.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 6, 2019
📷 Chris Allerton /©️SussexRoyal pic.twitter.com/UZdOA83sHR
HARRY AND MEGHAN WERE OVER THE MOON
In the Royal portrait, Harry and Meghan can be seen sitting on a sofa on their own, holding their son quite happily, while the rest of their family gathered around them.
Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, sat at Harry's side, with her husband, Charles, the Prince of Wales, standing right behind her.
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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
THE NOTICEABLE DISTANCE BETWEEN KATE AND MEGHAN
Much like Camilla, Kate also found herself a chair and sat next to Meghan on the opposite side, although at a considerable distance, with Prince William adopting almost the same pose as his father.
Looking joyful and proud, Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, posed alongside Prince Charles and Ladies Jane Fellowes and Sarah McCorquodale, Princess Diana's sisters.
THE QUEEN'S ABSENCE AND ARCHIE'S GOWN
As previously hinted, Queen Elizabeth did not attend baby Archie's Christening due to an engagement conflict in her schedule. Princes George and Louis, as well as their sister, Princess Charlotte, were not seen at the christening.
According to the post shared by Prince Harry and Meghan, their little boy was baptized wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown.
The gown has been worn by royal babies for the past eleven years and was created in order to preserve the original Royal Christening Robe, which was commissioned in 1841 by Queen Victoria.