Prince Harry and Meghan have shared two stunning photos from their baby son Archie Harrison’s christening, as they marked the special occasion with their closest family and friends.
While the couple opted to keep the ceremony in a Windsor Castle chapel completely secret, they have since shared photos inside the castle’s Green Drawing Room to celebrate.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were pictured surrounded by proud grandparents Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, as well as Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, while Prince William and Catherine joined them for the official photo too.
In a special nod to Harry’s late mother Princess Diana, her two sisters Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale also joined them for the photo.
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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
Meghan, 37, appears to have completely embraced motherhood as she flashed a beaming smile while proudly holding Archie on her knee.
Wearing a white dress and hat pinned to the side of her hair, which was tied in an elegant up do, she looked beautiful and elegant for the occasion alongside her husband Harry, 34, who opted for a cream suit and tie for a more summery look.
The Duchess of Cambridge was seated next to Meghan for the photo and looked super stylish in a shorter pink dress and headpiece, which she coupled with statement red stilettos, while William chose a classic navy suit.
Elsewhere, Camilla matched Meghan in a classy white dress which she coupled with some cream heels and a matching hat, while Doria chose a stunning peach-coloured ensemble.
Harry and Meghan also shared a photo with their son outside on the day, as he appeared to be fast asleep in his mother’s arms.
While Meghan is seen gazing lovingly at her husband in the photo, proud dad Harry looks down at Archie as he faces the camera in one of the closest photos of the bub yet.
Sharing a special message with their followers, the couple thanked the public for their ongoing support on their official Instagram page.
“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,” the message read.
“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.”
Archie wore the same traditional royal christening gown as all three of his cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, as well as several other royal babies over the last decade.
It’s a replica of one that Queen Victoria commissioned for her daughter Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa in 1841. That original gown was worn by 62 royal babies, including the Queen herself, past monarchs Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII and George VI, as well as Princes Charles, William and Harry.
The couple have chosen not to publicly release the names of the people they’ve chosen to be Archie’s godparents.