Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son just hit a new milestone in Royal life becoming a Christian under the Church of England even though nobody really got to see it happen.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex held a closed-door christening Saturday morning for baby Archie in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle, where only about 25 people were reportedly in attendance for the intimate ceremony. They snapped this pic afterward.
It’s the whole family here pretty much sans Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with Meghan and Harry front and center, and Archie on mommy’s lap.
Check out the mug on the baby BTW it’s the first time we’re seeing the kid’s face in full view since he was born, and lo and behold the 2-month-old is absolutely adorable.
As for other details, the Royals have been pretty tight-lipped only saying in their announcement;
“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.”
A rep added, “Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie.” No word on ID of godfather keepin’ it in the family, it seems.
And, if you were wondering about the christening wear of the child, the Royals explained that too, saying it’s actually a replica of a traditional gown that’s been worn by royal infants for 11 years. Of course, the Royals are all about tradition in religion and otherwise.
One last fun fact the guy who handled Archie’s christening Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby is the same dude who baptised Meg before she got hitched with Harry. She was already raised Christian, but it never hurts to make things official.
Ditto for Archie congrats!!!
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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