Looks like we finally know when Prince Archie will be christened

Abigail Malbon
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From Cosmopolitan

  • Details of Prince Archie's christening have reportedly been revealed.
  • It's believed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are choosing a traditional royal ceremony for the baptism of their first child.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly planning to christen baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor in a traditional royal way - and he'll follow in the footsteps of his royal dad.

According to The Sunday Times, the newest member of the royal family will be baptised in early July in St. George's Chapel in Windsor - which, if you'll remember, is where his parents got married last year; and also where Prince Harry was christened in 1984.

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Archie is expected to follow royal tradition by wearing a replica of the Honiton lace christening gown commissioned by Queen Victoria for the baptism of her first child Princess Victoria in 1841.

Both princes Harry and William have worn the gown, along with 60 other royal babies.

The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are all expected to attend the ceremony - however, The Times reports that the Queen will not be there due to prior commitments.

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It is thought that the ceremonies will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, Rev David Conner, and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The latter baptised and confirmed Meghan, who was raised a Protestant, into the Anglican faith two months before she married Harry.

The godparents have not yet been announced, although there's speculation they will include some of Meghan's friends from the US, including close pal Jessica Mulroney.

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Baby Archie was first introduced to the world two days after his birth, and we haven't seen him again since as he and mum Meghan enjoy their time together (although she did take a break from maternity leave to attend Trooping the Colour). Of course, he slept throughout his first photocall - so a christening could be the first time we'd see him awake.

Even if we don't get to see pictures, there's been talk of an overseas tour later this year for the Sussexes, which we'd imagine would also include Archie. According to The Sunday Times, Meghan and Harry are hoping to bring their son to Africa on a royal tour this autumn, when Archie is around six months old.

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