MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have confirmed the details for the baptism of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Here’s everything we know.
Archie Harrison was born on May 6, the first child of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The couple have been closely guarding their privacy since Archie’s birth, only released a few photos and never showed his full face.
But next month, royal fans will finally get a good look at the Sussex family.
While Meghan and Harry wanted to reach their own path of royal tradition since they married in 2018, this event will have all the splendor of a full royal event.
The couple chose the St. George’s Chapel for baptism, the same location where they were married.
There is another special connection with the chapel for Archie’s father: Prince Harry became three months old there in 1984.
Archie will be a little younger, two months old, when his forehead is topped with water from the Jordan River by the royal Lily Font.
The service will take place in July, with the precise date that has yet to be confirmed.
Archie will wear the traditional Windsor garment for that day, a replica of the Honiton christening dress for lace, commissioned by Queen Victoria for the baptism of her first child, Princess Victoria, in 1841.
The original dress was worn by 62 royal babies, including Harry and his brother William, but became too fragile, so the queen had a replica made.
The ceremony is expected to be performed by the Dean of Windsor, the Rev David Conner and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
The Archbishop of Canterbury is clearly special to the Sussexes, now with the family on more than one special occasion.
He baptized Meghan and confirmed her in the Anglican faith, two months before her marriage, that he dedicated.
And of course there will be a whole series of royalties.
Harry’s father Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will be there.
Harry’s brother Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, will also be there.
It is likely that the Cambridges will bring their offspring – George, five, Charlotte, four and Louis, one.
However, one important person will miss the event: The Queen, who has previous obligations, will therefore not be able to be present.
She also missed Prince Louis’ baptism last year, although she achieved it with George and Charlotte.
Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, is expected to fly back to the UK from her hometown of California.
She has only been back in the US a few weeks after she moved to Harry and Meghan’s house after Archie was born.