Archie Harrison: Harry and Meghan release ADORABLE christening photos
Content Editor / July 06 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared the first pictures of the christening of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The official portrait features Meghan and Harry holding Archie surrounded by their extended family.
Meghan’s mum, Doria Ragland, travelled from LA to attend the baptism of her first grandchild.
Also pictured are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale.
A second shot, in black-and-white, shows Harry and Meghan cradling their young son in their arms.
Archie was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle in an service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
The official guestlist is not known, with attendees believed to have arrived to the service through a backdoor.
In accordance with the godparents' wishes, Harry and Meghan chose not to make their identities known.
Baby Archie was dressed in the Honiton lace christening gown for the occasion.
The historic garment is a replica of the Honiton lace christening gown which Queen Victoria commissioned in 1841 for the baptism of her first child Princess Victoria.
It was worn by 62 royal babies during its 163 years in use.
The replica has been worn by every one of the Queen’s great-grandchildren.
Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.