Exactly two months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born, the world got another glimpse of the royal baby boy.

On July 6, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex held a private christening for their first child.

According to People, only 25 of their closest friends and family were invited to attend the ceremony.

Archie was clothed in the same white christening robe as his three older cousins, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

People also reports that there was holy water pulled from the River Jordan inside the Lily Font, a silver basin and family heirloom that Archie was held over at the time of the christening.

However, perhaps the most exciting moment from the private event was when the Duke and Duchess shared two personal photos, giving fans another glimpse at their growing baby boy.

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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

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Harry and Meghan revealed on Twitter:

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.

But unlike Prince William and Catherine Middleton, Harry and Meghan continue to keep Archie’s godparents private:

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

Their son, Archie, was baptized 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.

And like their wedding in 2018, Meghan’s mom was in attendance, but her father was not.

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Following the festivities on Saturday, Thomas Markle issued a statement to the Daily Mail. He said:

“I have been asked if I would have liked to have gone to Britain to see my new grandson being christened. I was an altar boy at age 12, a confirmed member of the Queen’s church at age 14, and Archie is my new grandson, so of course, I would have enjoyed being there for the blessing, wishing Archie and his parents health and happiness.”

Princess Diana was also honored at the ceremony by the presence of her two sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale.

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3 Replies to “Get a Closer Look at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Son Archie in New Photos From His Private Christening”

  • Brenda 1 week ago

    A very beautiful family and I think the Duchess should at least try and make peace, grandfather’s and grandmother’s are a very important part of emotional health of a person’s wellbeing in life.

  • Phoebe 1 week ago
  • […] enjoyed seeing Kate interacting with her three children and Meghan cuddling with her and Prince Harry’s first child, Archie Harrison […]

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