Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and her husband, Prince Harry have had their hands full lately with the birth of their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. There is one major event that the entire Royal family always attends within two months of royal birth and that is the christening of the baby by the representation of the Church of England. Archie was no exception and the long-running tradition went off without a hitch.
The Christening Gown
The entire event is steeped in tradition starting with the christening gown itself. This white confection of lace and silk is a replica of the one that was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 for all of the Royal babies up until 2004. The original gown was what Prince Harry wore for his own baptism but after being worn by so many babies the 163-year-old garment was retired in favor of a replica. This new one was worn by all of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children and is what baby Archie wore.
While Prince George and Prince Louis were christened at the main chapel of St. James’s Palace in London, Archie will not be following in this tradition. From the start Meghan and Harry have been very private about their personal lives and when it comes to major events. Their wedding was held at the smaller chapel St. Georges as well. In keeping with this, they opted to have the christening at the very private chapel only frequented by the Queen at Windsor Castle which is also close to their home Frogmore Cottage. These new parents are simply focused on keeping the tradition but close to home rather than trekking to London for everything.
Who Are The Godparents?
There has been a lot of speculation about who the godparents of baby Archie are as they have not been revealed and they may never be. Tennis Pro Serena Williams has been known to be a very close friend of Meghan’s so the main theory is that she is one of them. The names of the godparents have actually been sealed in a royal record which means only those who were inside the chapel actually know who they are. It could even be Prince William and Kate Middleton but it is most likely close friends of the couple. We’re sure whoever the lucky godparents are of this royal baby that they will do an excellent job caring for Archie as he grows up.