Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, was christened in the private chapel at Windsor Castle, west of London, at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The couple later posted two photographs of the event on their instagram account featuring some members of the royal family and Doria Ragland, the duchess’ mother.
Archie was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown worn by royal infants for over a decade. 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 she commissioned the handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue.
The couple said they were “so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive” since the birth of firstborn. However in a move away from royal tradition Archie’s godparents have not been made public and proceedings were not broadcasted.