Harry and Meghan’s sweet tributes to Diana at Archie’s christening

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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Archie Harrison, was christened this weekend at a small ceremony in Windsor.

    The couple shared two beautiful photos from the day on their official Instagram account, and the world got to see tiny Archie’s face for the first time in the sweet snaps by photographer Chris Allerton.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had previously released a statement telling royal fans that they would be holding a private christening and keeping Archie’s godparents a secret, so many were thrilled when they decided to share the photos from the day.

    And eagle-eyed fans were quick to spot that the couple paid tribute to Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana.

    Firstly, Archie was christened in the Queen’s Private Chapel at Windsor Castle, and the official photographs were taken in the Green Drawing Room. Why is this important? It’s the same room that Harry and Meghan posed for their wedding photographs back in 2018, but they are also sat on the same sofa that Prince Charles and Princess Diana included in the photos from Harry’s christening in 1984.

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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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    Diana’s sisters Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale were also included in the official family photo taken at Windsor Castle. They stood alongside Meghan’s mum, Doria Ragland and Harry’s brother, Prince William, and it isn’t the first time that Harry has included his mother’s side of the family.

    When the Sussexes announced that they had welcomed their son, their statement read: ‘…The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news.’

    And in a final nod to the late Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton wore Diana’s Collingwood Pearl Earrings – the same pair that she wore to Harry’s christening.

    So lovely.

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