Archie's Christening: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Stun In Family Portraits
By Paris Close
July 7, 2019
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan looked like proud parents at their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor's christening this weekend.
On Saturday (July 6), the pair unveiled two images from the infant's ceremony, including a black-and-white photograph of Harry and Meghan embracing baby Archie, and another of the couple with the extended family. The latter of the two pictures shows the Duchess looking like royalty in a traditional white Dior dress, which features a three-quarter sleeve, and a matching hat to compliment her outfit.
“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," reads the photo's caption.
Per the post, Archie "was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years."
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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 ceremony was conducted at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, where the lovebirds tied the knot in the same location over a year ago, in May 2018. It was also at this very site that the Duke was baptized in 1984. Before Archie, the last royal baby to be christened at the Chapel Royal is one-year-old Prince Louis, whose ceremony took place in July 2018.
As previously reported, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been busying themselves with searching for the perfect nanny to care for their infant son, who was born May 17. So far, the couple have gone through three candidates already.
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