The Queen will not attend baby Archie's christening, it is claimed. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 's son will be christened next month, however, the monarch is not expected to be at the event. Senior royals are said to be going to the ceremony, and Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland, will also likely be in attendance.
However, the Queen will miss the occasion because of prior commitments, a report says. The Palace confirmed that the Queen will be absent, according to the Daily Express. The monarch also skipped last year's christening for Prince Louis - William and Kate Middleton's third child.
However, she was able to make it to the ceremony for Zara and Mike Tindall's daughter Lena in 2019. Meghan's mum Doria Ragland is flying back to the UK to be at Archie's christening. She moved in with Harry and Meghan after the birth to help her daughter, however, she recently returned home to California, US. The christening will take place at St George's Chapel, where the royal couple wed and is likely to be a traditional affair.
It is believed the religious ritual will be carried out by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Dean of Windsor, David Conner. Prince Charles, Harry's father, is expected to attend, alongside his wife Camilla. The Duke of Sussex's brother, Prince William, and wife Kate Middleton will also be at the ceremony, potentially with their children George, Charlotte, and Louis.Read More