The Official Photographs From Baby Archie’s Christening Have Been Released

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son was christened at Windsor Castle

Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Archie

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex posed with their two-month-old son, Archie, by the rose garden.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared two official photographs from their son Archie’s christening, which took place at the Private Chapel in Windsor Castle this afternoon.

The first image by photographer Chris Allerton was taken in the Green Drawing Room and shows the family-of-three joined by proud grandparents Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Doria Ragland.

In a touching nod to the late Princess Diana, her sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, were also present.

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The royal family posed for a portrait in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle following the ceremony.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stand to the right of their nephew. Prince William dressed in a navy suit for the occasion while Kate chose a powder pink Stella McCartney dress, first seen at the Queen’s annual Christmas luncheon last year.

The mother-of-three accessorised the ensemble with a clashing red headband and matching courts.

The second black and white photograph is more intimate and shows the Duchess of Sussex cradling baby Archie, as Prince Harry proudly looks on.

For the occasion, the new mother chose a bespoke Dior dress in cream with a matching headpiece to finish.

In keeping with tradition, their two-month-old son was baptised wearing a handmade replica of the Honiton christening gown which has been worn by royal babies, including the Cambridge children, for the last 11 years.

The original gown was first commissioned by Queen Victoria back in 1841 for her eldest daughter.

It was then passed down the generations with the Queen, her children and her grandchildren wearing the garment until 2004, when Her Majesty commissioned a handmade replica.

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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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“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,” the caption reads. “They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment.”

Archie’s christening broke from regal tradition with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex opting to hold a private gathering. The ceremony was officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

On taking the history-making images, photographer Chris Allerton said: “I am honoured to take the official photographs at the christening of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and to once again, be part of such a special and joyous occasion for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.

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