Proud parents the Duke and Duchess of Sussex finally gave people a glimpse of their two-month-old Archie’s christening. They posted pictures on social media hours after the ceremony took place in total secrecy.
The royal couple shared two pictures from the event writing that they felt ‘so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public.’
The pictures came out after a backlash over their insistence that the ceremony would remain a private affair. They also were not willing to reveal the identities of Archie’s godparents.
A few hours after the ceremony in Windsor, the proud parents, released an official image in which they posed alongside the Duchess of Cornwall, Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, The Prince of Wales, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.
In a touching tribute to Harry’s mother, Lady Jane Fellowes, and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Princess Diana’s sisters, were prominent in the official picture.
The second image was black and white in which Meghan can be seen gazing into Harry’s eyes while Harry was looking down at Archie.
Just 25 guests were present at the baptism. Archie got christened in a private chapel at Windsor Castle.
Sharing the pictures with their near 9 million followers on Instagram, they wrote that they’d loved celebrating the day with the godparents of Archie.
Alongside the two pictures from the event, they wrote: ‘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.
The post further went on: ‘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.’
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to share the happiness of this day, and would like to thank everyone around the world for their ongoing support. They feel so fortunate to have enjoyed this special moment with family and Archie’s godparents.’
Fashion photographer Chris Allerton, who was their wedding photographer said he was ‘honoured to take the official photographs at the christening’ and to ‘once again, be part of such a special and joyous occasion’.
Royal fans have been debating whether Archie looks more like Harry or Meghan but there is definitely a resemblance with Ginger.
Source – Daily Mail