The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan,have shared a new image of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windson in honor of father’s day.The high end photo which appeared on their official Instagram page features Archie holding Prince Harry’s finger.This picture is accompanied with a post that states “Wishing a very special first Father’s Day to the Duke of Sussex.” This is a repeat of the couple’s post in May during mother’s day that is celebrated in different parts of the world including Meghan’s native America. On this day, the couple had a post stating “Paying tribute to all mothers’ today-past, present, mothers-to-be and those lost but forever remembered.
First Photos of Archie
The two photos are the only times that Archie has been made public ever since he was presented to the world in St. George’s hall in Windsor castle a few days after his birth on May. After the images were released on Father’s Day,details emerged concerning Archie’s christening.As per reports, the event is set to take place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in July. One of the royal experts, Richard Fitz williams, said the christening is most likely to take place where Harry was also christened in 1984. This also happened to be the same place where Harry and Meghan tied the knot in May 2018.
St. George’s Chapel has turned out to be the most suitable locations for most of the royal family’s events. Most recently, the Chapel played host to the weddings of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank in October 2018 and Lady Gabriella Windsor to Thomas Kingston in May 2019.
Archie’s christening will be one of a kind considering he is the first royal baby born to parents of dissimilar ethnicities. Fitz williams noted the christening will highlight a change in the royal family that showcases society as a whole in modern Britain especially in the commonwealth. Despite Meghan’s push for modernity, Archie’s christeningis expected to be a traditional affair.As per the latest reports, Archie will be baptized with water from River Jordan.The river holds particular importance for the Christian and Jewish faiths, since it is associated with the baptism of Jesus.
Archie is also expected to be dressed in the same replica of the historic royal christening gown which was commissioned by Queen Victoria. The christening gown was first put into use in 1841 during the baptism of Princess Victoria, her eldest daughter.However, this is not the original christening gown made from Spitalfields silk and Honiton lace.The original christening gown was worn by 62 royal babies including Prince Harry and Prince William.
As we await the christening of the royal baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windson, we should be delighted at the new photo released on Father’s Day. Other photos will eventually be made public during and after the christening of Archie.