The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son was christened in the Private Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday, 6 July 2019.

Formal Family Portrait. Seated (L to R): The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Sussex, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, The Duchess of Sussex, The Duchess of Cambridge
Standing (L to R): The Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, The Duke of Cambridge
Photo: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

However, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were noticeably absent, as they were, according to reports, spending the weekend at Sandringham.

Archie wore the same replica Christening gown copied from the original which was commissioned by Queen Victoria for her eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal, in 1841.

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, christened Archie from water from the River Jordan in the historic Lily Font.

Prince Harry’s maternal aunts, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes joined the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Archie’s maternal grandmother Doria Ragland for the traditional formal photo in the Green Drawing Room.

However, Archie’s godparents have not been revealed with the Duke and Duchess’s request to maintain privacy for their son.

Following the event, Buckingham Palace has released two photos, taken by Chris Allerton, including a formal family portrait.

The Duke and Duchess 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 Duke and Duchess of Sussex also posted the photos on their Instagram account @SussexRoyal.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with Archie in the Rose Garden at Windsor Castle. Photo: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born at 5.26 am on 6 May 2019, weighing in at 7 pounds 3 ounces (about 3.2 kilograms), at London’s Portland Hospital.

He is currently seventh in the line of succession to the British throne.

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