Archie has made his full debut to the world on his christening day.
The first showed the whole family posing for a portrait together. Meghan and Harry, seated on a couch, hold little Archie in his christening gown — the same one that his cousins, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte, wore. Along with Harry's brother and father and Meghan's mom, Harry's aunts — the late Princess Diana's sisters — also appeared in the photo in support of the proud parents.
The second photo captured an intimate moment for the new family of three. Meghan, in a white dress and hat, cradles Archie while looking at Harry, who gazes at his son with a hand on his wife. The two new parents are clearly doting on their baby boy.
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
Archie was baptized at the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle, and the ceremony was officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
Only 25 guests were invited to the private baptism, and cameras were not allowed to record the arrival of the royal family.