All the Details from Royal Baby Archie's Christening This Weekend

Exactly two months after his birth, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, has completed another royal family milestone: his christening.

Archie's royal baptism took place on Saturday, July 6, at the Queen's private chapel at Windsor Castle (on the grounds of Harry and Meghan's Frogmore Cottage home), the same place where Prince Harry was baptized. Markle wore a white bespoke Dior dress, while Prince Harry wore a light gray suit and light blue tie. Archie was dressed in a vintage white lace gown, the replica of Queen Victoria's daughter's gown first worn in 1841. The gown is a tradition for royal baby christenings, and was also worn by George, Charlotte and Louis for their christenings.

"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 of their Instagram post reads.

"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."

However, the @SussexRoyal official Instagram account didn't reveal the names of Archie's godparents, but rather stated: "Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie."

The gathering was reportedly attended by around 25 close family members and friends. While the Queen was not in attendance at the event due to prior engagements, Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were there, along with the Cambridges. Markle's mother Doria Ragland also attended.

The event caused a bit of uproar this week, since it was announced on Monday that the Sussexes had decided to keep the entire occasion private. Typically, media are invited to photograph the royal family arrivals to the church, though the actual ceremony is almost always behind closed doors.

However, the decision to forbid the press from even attending the arrivals portion of the event goes along with the duke and duchess's desire to raise their son as a "private citizen," according to the Daily Mail.

Whatever the case, we're just glad to have these adorable new photos of baby Archie. We mean, can you really blame them for wanting to keep that sweet little face all to themselves?!

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