Royal baby Archie Harrison’s christening is coming! Here’s EVERYTHING we know!
We'll see him again soon!
By Frances Sheen
June 06 2019
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is now a month old and the first-born child of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be christened in just weeks!
Royal tradition dictates that a royal baby's baptism should follow two to three months after their birth and as the Queen always flies to Scotland to spend the UK summer in July - the royal baptism will happen at the end of June, or the beginning of July.
Archie's cousins, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis - the children of Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton - were all christened when they were about two months old.
It's also thought that the Sussex royals will baptise Archie at St. George's Chapel in Windsor, the church where they got married in May 2018.
It's within walking distance to their home, Frogmore Cottage and it is also the same church where Prince Harry was baptised in 1984.
Archie will wear the traditional family baptism gown, a heavily-ruffled Honiton lace christening heirloom. It's actually a replica of the original which was worn by 60 members of the royal family.
And it's not a big gown! Back in 1990, Princess Eugenie was baptised at six months, and the gown was so tight that her parents couldn’t zip it up, wrapping the baby in a shawl to hide the opening!
Who will be the godparents?
The list includes Prince Harry's best friend, Charlie van Straubenzee. His most trusted confidante, Tom Inskip and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, the co-founder of Sentebale, the HIV/AIDS charity organisation they built together.
It's also possible that the Sussex royals could pick sister-in-law Kate Middleton or even Princess Eugenie or Zara Philips. Meghan might choose tennis star Serena Williams, best friend Jessica Mulroney or even Oprah!
According to The Sun, Misha Nonoo could also be on the list of godparents. The American designer, after all, set up Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry's first date more than two years ago.
Royal experts, however, say that Archie's christening, just like his birth, won't shown live on TV or a huge spectacle - in the same way that Prince William and Kate Middleton kept their children's christening very low-key.
It's thought only the Queen and Prince Philip, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Cambridges and their kids, and Duchess Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland, will be invited and the palace will release photos of the event after it happens.
The world hasn’t seen baby Archie since he was just two days old when Meghan and Harry posed for their first photos as a family of three.
“He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm,” Meghan said at the time (after just two nights!) “It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing.”