Royal baby Archie christened in private ceremony

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have again shunned royal tradition as their son Archie was christened in a private ceremony.

The ceremony for two-month old Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor took place in a private chapel at Windsor Castle.

It was overseen by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.


There was a hint of royal tradition though with the Lily Font and water from the River Jordan were used during the christening, and Archie wore the handmade replica of the royal christening robe.

Despite reports of a brotherly rift, William and Kate were among the guests along with Prince Charles and Camilla.

But the Queen was a notable absentee due to a prior engagement.

No media was allowed at the event and the royal couple has only released two photographs.

The two pictures, released on their Instagram page, were taken in Windsor Castle’s Green Drawing Room and Rose Garden.

“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 post read.

“They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment.”

One of the photos shows Harry and Meghan cradling young Archie, while the second is a family portrait which includes Prince Charles, William and Kate and Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.