Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in an intimate ceremony as he turned two months old on Saturday, July 6. royal well-wishers, with only a few details revealed. Here is everything we know of the royal christening so far
Little Archie was baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
In accordance with a longstanding royal tradition, holy water from the River Jordan was used for the ceremony. 19659003] The river is believed to be where Jesus was baptized by Saint John and is a popular place for many Christians.
The christening was performed using the silver baptismal Lily Font, which was commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1
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The gilded silver font, which weighs 21 pounds, has been a feature of royal christenings since its first use in the christian of their first child Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa
Archie was also wearing a handmade replica of the Royal Christian Robe rooted in a royal tradition that dates back to Queen Victoria's time in the mid-1800s.
The new garment is a replica of the dress Queen Victoria commissioned for her first-born child, Victoria. of service
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Members of the St. George's Chapel Choir performed at Saturday's ceremony, during which Meghan wore a white dress from Dior and Kate wore an outfit by Stella McCartney
Following the christening, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex issued two photos, taken by fashion photographer Chris Allerton.
Mr Allerton also shot the wedding of Harry and Meghan, and said he
The pictures revealed guests including Meghan's mother Doria Ragland, Harry's brother Prince William and his wife Kate, and the sisters of the late Princess Diana, Lady Jane Fello wes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale
The main thing we do not know is the names of Archie's godparents.
Buckingham Palace confirmed ahead of the christening this would be kept secret.
In a statement the palace said: The godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private. ”
But the presence of the sisters of Harry's late mother has fueled speculation that they were chosen for the spiritual role.