Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s son Archie has been christened

The royal couple announced on Instagram on Saturday afternoon that their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in a private ceremony at Windsor Castle.

The statement revealed: “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 firstborn and celebrating this special moment.

“Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie.”

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This is the official christening photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Saturday, July 6, 2019, showing Britain’s Prince Harry, front row, second left and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex with their son, Archie. Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall sits at left. Back row from left, Prince Charles, Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England. (Chris Allerton/©SussexRoyal via AP)

 

Archie was baptised wearing a handmade replica of the royal christening gown, with the original being used as early as 1841

The statement continued: “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.

 

This is an official christening photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Saturday, July 6, 2019, showing Britain’s Prince Harry, right and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex with their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at Windsor Castle with with the Rose Garden in the background, in Windsor, England. (Chris Allerton/©SussexRoyal via AP)

 

“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.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were joined by Archie’s grandfather Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Harry’s brother Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge; Duchess Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland and Prince Harry’s late mother Princess Diana’s sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Baroness Jane Fellowes.

Author: BANG Showbiz