The Christening of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and 7th-in-line to the Throne in a small private ceremony by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on July 6th. He woreRoyal Christening Robe and was christened in the Lily Font using water from the River Jordan. Official Photos were released afterwards, taken by Chris Allerton in the Green Drawing Room and the Rose Garden of Windsor Castle. The godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were joined by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Doria Ragland, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (wearing Princess Diana’s Collingwood Pearl Earrings), Lady Sarah Mccorquodale and Lady Jane Fellows.
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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