• Prince Harry, Meghan Markle share new photos from baby Archie's christening

    By: Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    WINDSOR, England - Britain's newest royal was in the spotlight again Saturday as Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, celebrated the christening of their son.

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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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    In an Instagram post Saturday, the royal couple shared new photos of their 2-month-old son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, including a family portrait featuring Harry's father, Prince Charles; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Harry's brother, Prince William; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland; and Princess Diana's sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale.

    "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 caption read

    "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."

    According to the post, Archie wore a "handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years." Royal babies wore the original gown, commissioned in 1841, to their christenings until 2004. 

    Harry and Meghan, formerly known as Meghan Markle, welcomed Archie, their first child, in May. 

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