Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Celebrate Royal Christening of Baby Archie
The photos from the event were shared to the official Instagram account for Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, whose are titles are The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. (With the username @Sussexroyal) Since sharing the images on social media, the post has received 2.4 million likes.
The images were shared with the caption:
“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.”
Oscar-winning actress Gwenyth Paltrow commented,
“What a beautiful picture”
while RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage commented,
“LOOK AT THAT ANGEL! ?”
The royal attendees included the small, tight-knit family and close friends of Meghan and Harry which consisted of Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, Prince Charles, Camila, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Princess Diana‘s sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes.
It was also a special day as Archie turned two months. The event took place in a small, private ceremony by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle.