Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have given the world another glimpse of their little boy, by sharing beautiful photos from his christening ceremony. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were joined by other members of the royal family for the special celebration in Windsor. They have shared two stunning photos of the celebration, including a family photo with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles, Camilla and Meghan's mum Doria. Princess Diana's sisters Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, too, were in the frame. Meghan, who is holding baby Archie, is sitting on a green chair next to her husband with their loved ones all around them. She is wearing a white dress by Dior, while Kate is in a pink Stella McCartney dress.
The second shot is a black and white photo of the proud parents holding their son, taken in the castle's Rose Garden. Harry is looking proudly down at him while Meghan gazes lovingly at her husband. The couple broke from royal tradition by keeping the event completely private, not inviting the media to stand outside the chapel and take snaps of them arriving and leaving.
However, they have now released official pictures from the day taken by photographer Chris Allerton, who took the couple's personal wedding photos. The 'small private' ceremony was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and is believed to have been attended by about 25 people. Earlier today, Kate and William were seen driving into Windsor in their car, but it looked like they have left Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at home.
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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
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall flew into Windsor Castle in a private helicopter. Harry and William's former nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke was also seen driving into the castle. Tiggy, who now lives on Glanusk Estate in Wales, cared for Princes William and Harry in the nineties and retired from her royal role in 1999 when she married former British army officer Charles Pettifer. The couple's decision not to have media outside the event disappointed many fans who had been looking forward to seeing more relaxed photos of the couple.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge let a small group of photographers and a camera crew stand outside the chapel to get shots of them before the service. They then released the official photos, just as Meghan and Harry have, a few days later. Meghan and Harry also decided not to release the names of the people they have chosen to be Archie's godparents. They said this was "in keeping with their wishes".
However, there has been speculation that two of Meghan's university friends - Lindsey Roth and Genevieve Hillis - may be on the list after they were spotted at Wimbledon with the Duchess on Thursday. The three women look casual and relaxed as they watched Serena Williams play in the second round of the competition. Meghan and Harry shared a number of Chris Allerton's unseen wedding snaps on their Instagram page to mark their first wedding anniversary back in May. They show intimate moments from the special day, including Harry's journey to the church with his brother.Read More