Thomas Markle has broken his silence on not being invited to baby Archie’s Christening

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    Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened on Saturday in St George’s Chapel 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, revealing the guestlist.

    ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to share the happiness of this day, and would like to thank everyone around the world for their ongoing support,’ the couple announced via their Sussex Royal Instagram account. ‘They feel so fortunate to have enjoyed this special moment with family and Archie’s godparents.’

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    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. 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. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. 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. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

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    But while the most noticeable absence was the Queen, who was busy due to prior commitments, the loudest absence came from Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas Markle, who unsurprisingly released a statement on the matter.

    ‘I have been asked if I would have liked to have gone to Britain to see my new grandson being christened,’ he announced via the Daily Mail. ‘I was an altar boy at age 12, a confirmed member of the Queen’s church at age 14, and Archie is my new grandson, so of course I would have enjoyed being there for the blessing, wishing Archie and his parents health and happiness.’

    The royal family have yet to respond.

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