Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Plans For Archie's Christening Revealed
By Emily Lee
June 17, 2019
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's plans for baby Archie Mountbatten-Windsor's christening have finally been revealed. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will reportedly have their son christened some time next month with many members of the extended royal family in attendance.
Harry and Meghan welcomed little Archie on May 6, so, he'll be right around two months old for his baptism in July. Kate Middleton and Prince William also had their two younger children baptized around two months after their births, as well. Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis also celebrate their birthdays in Spring, as well, so they were both christened in July, too.
It's likely that the ceremony will be held in the same place Archie's parents were married in May 2018: St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Prince Harry was also baptized there back in 1984. The Sussex family has settled into their new Frogmore Cottage home recently, as well, which is located on the grounds of Windsor Castle. It sounds like the perfect spot for Archie's own christening.
Entertainment Tonight reports the traditional ceremony will include the royal Lily font and baptismal water from the River Jordan and will likely be led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Thid is another sweet touch because the Archbishop baptized Meghan in the Anglican Churchbefore she married Harry. He also presided over Harry and Meghan's nuptials.
While many members of the royal family, including Kate, William, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, are expected to attend the service, Queen Elizabeth will be unable to attend. The Queen reportedly has prior commitments. Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland, will also most likely be there.