Meghan Markle's Father Thomas Markle Regrets Not Being Invited for Archie's Christening
Thomas Markle, 74, was not invited to his grandson, baby Archie’s, Christening, which took place over the weekend; instead, he wished him “health and happiness.”
Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, was not given the privilege to witness his grandson’s Christening at Windsor Castle and admitted to having “enjoyed being there” to see Archie’s becoming of a Christian.
FROM MR. MARKLE
“I was an altar boy at age 12, a confirmed member of the Queen’s church at age 14, and Archie is my new grandson, so of course I would have enjoyed being there for the blessing, wishing Archie and his parents health and happiness.”
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
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On the other hand, Thomas' ex-wife, Doria Ragland, flew in from LA to witness her grand son's Christening day along with the royal family and sisters of the late Princess Diana.
The retired lighting director had a fallout with his daughter after suffering a heart attack and taking part in a controversial paparazzi photo scandal. He also didn’t attend Markle’s royal wedding in May last year.
Despite reaching out and apologizing several times, the 74-year-old failed at restoring his relationship and communication with the duchess, who refused to make amends or return his calls.
THE BIG DEBATE
After the Christening of baby Archie, photos were posted by his parents’ Instagram, showing the baby’s clear image for the first time. Many fans shared their thoughts of who Archie looks like on Twitter - his mom or dad.
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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
While most agree that the adorable infant is most likely to grow up a ginger like his father, there has been no final verdict on which parent Archie looks more alike.
“Archie looks like he’s going to be a ginger. Harry’s genes standing strong #KingArchiesChristening,” one tweet read.
“Am I the only one who thinks Archie looks like his mumma?” wrote another.