And they’re gorgeous.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially released baby Sussex’s christening portraits.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened on Saturday in St George’s Chapel on Saturday in an intimate and private ceremony, attended by close family and friends.
The Archbishop of Canterbury christened the newborn, and while their god parent choices have not been made public, the royal couple did release a series of official portraits.
‘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,’ read the caption alongside a series of photos on the Sussex Royal Instagram account.
‘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. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment.’
The statement continued: ‘Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie.’
Going on to talk tradition, the couple continued: ‘Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. 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.’
Congratulations to the Sussex family!