Photos of Royal Baby Archie at His Christening Are Here

Despite the privacy of the event, the first photos from royal baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s christening are already here.

The pictures of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and her baby again gave royal fans insight into the fascinating lives of their favorite family. The first official portraits were shared on the Sussex Royal Instagram page hours after the christening, which was held on Saturday, July 6.

Archie’s parents, the Duchess and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, smiled from ear to ear in the photos taken in Queen Elizabeth II’s Private Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England.

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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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The whole royal family, including William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, got together for the occasion, with the exception of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen also didn’t attend Prince Louis’ christening, so that’s not exactly a surprise.

The first photo features Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall also attended the christening, along with Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, and Princess Diana’s two sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes.

A second photograph in the Instagram post is an intimate black-and-white look at Prince Harry and Meghan with their baby boy. Both pictures were taken by photographer Chris Allerton.

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

The royal family also shared the pictures on Twitter.

Today, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie was christened at Private Chapel at Windsor Castle.
📷 Chris Allerton /©️SussexRoyal pic.twitter.com/hxMz8qeIV2

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 6, 2019

The pictures of Archie also reveal that he did wear the same christening gown as his cousins, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge. The “Royal Christening Robe,” as the Duke and Duchess called it in their Instagram caption, is a replica of the one that Queen Victoria had commissioned 1841. It’s made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin.

Archie’s baptism was not held in the same place as his parents’ wedding, which took place in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle last year. But the photos have a special connection to that union. The official portraits were taken in the same place, the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with the Bridesmaids and Page Boys, taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski in the Green Drawing Room of Windsor Castle. #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/nFaPQSIzVl

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 21, 2018

It looks like little Archie is following in the footsteps of his cousin Prince Louis, who received all the attention last summer. During Prince Louis’ christening at the Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace in London, Prince Louis, who turned 1 year old in April, also got some shut-eye — and had some pretty fantastic photographs taken, too.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis in the garden at Clarence House, following Prince Louis’s christening.

📷 by Matt Holyoak. pic.twitter.com/GMOZDG4eaV

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 15, 2018

The pictures of Archie at his christening finally offer royal fans another glimpse at the baby. Aside from the official portraits shared soon after his birth in May, Archie has only been seen in a couple of Instagram photos on the Sussex Royal page, for Father’s Day and Mother’s Day.

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Happy Father’s Day! And wishing a very special first Father’s Day to The Duke of Sussex! © SussexRoyal

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The royal family is expected to release more official portraits from the event in the upcoming days, so prepare for even more Archie.

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