July 6th, 2020 – Exactly one year ago today, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was officially baptized into the Church of England.
As some of us may remember, Archie’s christening took place on July 6, 2019 exactly two months after his birth on May 6th. The ceremony, which was done in private, was held at Queen Elizabeth’s private chapel a Windsor Castle in Windsor, England.
“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 couple announced on their official Instagram page.
The couple, shared two images with their followers. The first, an image of the family which included the proud parents, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Archie’s grandparents, Charles Prince of Wales and Camilla, aunt and uncle, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well as Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland. Princess Diana’s sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sara McCorquodale were also pictured.
Archie wore a handmade replica of a famous royal christening gown which has been worn by all of Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren including his dad, Prince Harry. In the image below, we can see 3-month old Prince Harry on the day of his christening with mother, Princess of Wales.Embed from Getty Images
“Their son, Archie, was baptized wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared with their Instagram followers.
“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” the post went on to say.