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THE OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF BABY ARCHIE’S CHRISTENING ARE THE SWEETEST THING YOU’LL SEE ALL WEEK

It’s rather difficult at the moment to not be a little obsessed with the British royal family. After the most talked-about union of the decade, between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, came their first offspring, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor – and the world just can’t get enough.

On Saturday July 6th, in a ceremony officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, baby Archie was christened at the Private Chapel in Windsor Castle, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared two official photographs from the event. The family was photographed with the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Doria Ragland, and sisters of the late Princess Diana, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes.

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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 a statement released on the official Instagram account of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, their Royal Highnesses are said to be “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.”

Little 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.”

New mother, Meghan, honoured her long-standing love story with Dior, choosing a cream bespoke dress with a matching headpiece to finish.