Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s firstborn, Archie Harrison’s christening date revealed.
Archie Harrison, the latest addition to the royal family will be christened this weekend. As per rumors, the ceremony will take place in the private chapel at Windsor Castle, not St. George’s Chapel, where Harry and Meghan’s wedding ceremony took place. It will be a very special day for the royal baby.
Baby Archie, son of the Duke and Duchess, was born on Monday, May 6, 2019. However, the newest member of the royal family has been kept out of the public eye.
Harry and Meghan only shared a few photos of their son, including one released on Father’s Day.
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According to The Sunday Times royal correspondent, Roya Nikkhah, Archie’s christening is set to take place on the weekend. The baby will be christened exactly two months after his birth date, on Saturday, July 6. The 2-month old will be surrounded by family and close friends.
The ceremony will be an exclusive one!
As all royal christenings are private, the press will not be there to capture photos of the christening or the Royals going in and out of the church.
“The move is in contrast to the decision by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to let cameras capture their children at their christenings, together with the arrivals of family members and godparents, before holding private services,” reporter Roya Nikkhah wrote in the Sunday Times.
However, Harry and Meghan will release a photo or photos of their family to celebrate the milestone at some point following the ceremony.
The Queen will not be present
The ceremony will take place in Queen Elizabeth II’s private Windsor Castle chapel.
Royal christenings are private ceremonies. Nonetheless, these events occur in venues with public access so fans can see the christening guests arrive and leave the church.
The Queen has prior commitments at the exact time of the baby’s christening. Consequently, she will not be a part of the ceremony. Additionally, the queen also missed her sixth great-grandchild Prince Louis’s baptism last year. Though, she attended the christening for Lena Tindall, her eighth great-grandchild, in March.
The Royal Garment!
Furthermore, the child is going to wear a royal garment for the ceremony. The garment is relatively new, but it signifies a royal tradition that dates back to the mid-1800s. The current Christening gown has been used for all of the Queen’s great-grandchildren. It is a replica of a dress that Queen Victoria ordered for her daughter, Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa.
Moreover, 62 royal babies over the course of 163 years wore the original gown. It was carefully protected over the years. Queen’s granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor, wore it for the last time in 2004. Angela Kelly, the Queen’s wardrobe adviser, created a replica of it. This is used for the christening of royal babies now.
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