Meghan Markle gave birth to her son with Prince Harry back on the 6th of May which is nearly two months ago. Around this time and age, royal babies have their christening and so the public has been waiting to get the juice on Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s christening as well.
The Sunday Times got insider scoop on the details of the approaching christening and stated that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are opting for a “private” baptism for their son, Archie. This doesn’t come as a shock at all as the couple has been rather private of their affairs including the birth of their son. They have also been going their own way about doing things, not necessarily following tradition precedence.
It must be noted, though, that this isn’t a particularly strange thing for them to do as christenings are kept rather private as it is. The great show of them comes out of the entrance of all the royals to the venue as well as the official photographs released. These little peaks at the royal christenings were all celebrated at the time all three of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children.
This decision may be a sentimental one for the couple as well as Meghan Markle herself was baptized privately before marrying Prince Harry, and perhaps that’s one of the reasons the couple has chosen to take this route with their son.
It seems that by the couple asking for a “private” baptism, they may perhaps keep the venue at the private Chapel in Windsor Castle and also forego the official royal family photograph release.
According to royal expert Marlene Koenig:
It is not that different as all royal christenings are private. It really should not matter to the public, although the tabloid press will wander into the conversation and criticize the couple for their decision to have the christening at the private chapel in Windsor Castle.”
The palace has yet to confirm or deny these rumors so we are still waiting to see what the official details of Archie’s christening come out to be as the days pass and he approaches the typical age of royal baptism.