THE CHRISTENING OF BABY ARCHIE AND REACTIONS FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
The public eye is on the Royal Family now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released pictures. What an adorable baby!
The christening took place over the weekend as Archie turned eight weeks old. It was carried out the Archbishop of Canterbury at the private chapel of Windsor Castle. The royal wedding was also held here in May 2018.
Besides the parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, 25 people consisting of family members and close friends were also there.
Among the guests were Doria Ragland (Markle’s Mother) as well as Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale (the sisters of Princess Diana). Prince William, Kate Middleton and more. The identity of the godparents is a secret.
Royal fans gathered in front of Winstor to witness the event. For those who couldn’t see, these pictures were posted on Instagram. However, the released photos created a divide in social media about who Archie is more similar to.
Many fans claimed that Archie has Meghan’s lips and Harry’s nose. It was also clearly spotted that he has his father’s ginger hair.
The eye color seems to be blue, but it is not sure how it will change in the future. Many fans agreed that Archie is the perfect mixture of his parents and a very cute baby.
The other accessories such as a Lover’s Knot tiara and the dress strongly resembled Diana’s fashion style.
Prince William and Kate Middleton were subject to a social media backlash. Many people observed that the couple looked sour and agitated in the family photos, especially Prince William.
The was no sign of Charles Spencer, the brother of Princess Diana. Meghan’s father Thomas Markle was not present as well.
This was attributed to the problems Spencer had with the royal family after questioning and making remarks regarding his sister’s death. It is not known whether he was invited or not.
However, he did make an appearance at Archie’s birth announcement. Among the absent was the Queen who was in Scotland during the weekend.
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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