Meghan to embrace tradition at Archie’s christening but a key royal won’t attend

Meghan and Harry plan to embrace royal tradition at the christening of baby Archie with a full Windsor ceremony.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex haven't always stuck to tradition – but they are reportedly set to have their first child baptised at St George's Chapel where they famously tied the knot in May last year.

Dad Harry was baptised at the chapel in 1984, aged three months, and Archie will be two months old when it comes round to his turn.

Archie is expected to follow royal tradition by wearing a replica of the Honiton lace christening gown commissioned by Queen Victoria for the baptism of her first child Princess Victoria in 1841.


The original gown was worn by 62 royal babies including Harry and William.

But a replica has since been made after the Queen reportedly deemed the original too fragile.

The family event is expected to be attended by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.


One key member – the Queen – will not be there because of prior commitments, the Sunday Times reports.

It is understood that the ceremonies will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, Rev David Conner, and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Archbishop Welby baptised and confirmed Meghan, who was raised a Protestant, into the Anglican faith two months before her wedding.


It remains unknown who Archie's godparents will be.

Little Archie has not been seen in public since two days after his birth when his proud parents showed their bundle of joy to the world – except for an Instagram of his toes to celebrate Mother's Day in America on May 12.

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