As per the sources, Prince Harry has promised to protect baby Archie from living in the 'goldfish bowl' of public scrutiny. It comes as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry faced criticism after they decided to hold baby Archie's Christening behind closed doors. The royal couple kept the names of Archie's godparents secret and invited about 25 guests to the private chapel at Windsor Castle yesterday.
A royal insider told Daily Express, "With the exception of his time in the forces Harry has lived his entire life in the goldfish bowl of public scrutiny."And, although he recognizes his duty, he is fiercely determined to protect his newborn from the glare of public opinion which he has had to bear - which became especially oppressive when he lost his mother Diana."The close source said both Prince Harry and Prince William had to go through the unbearable grief of losing their mother before the eyes and camera lenses of the entire world.
"Harry is fiercely protective of Archie and has promised him he will never have to go through that. Of course, Meghan, who has lived a large part of her life in front of cameras, agrees wholeheartedly," the source continued."He'll basically protect Archie with his life." The source said Prince Harry has pulled on a uniform and served his country, and sacrificed a normal private life to become an outstanding diplomat for Great Britain. "He just wants the best for Archie," added the source.
In the photos the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released on Instagram yesterday, Archie wore the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The post read: "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."Read More