We were a little reserved when expecting too much out of Prince Archie’s christening. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had been quite forward in asking for a “private” baptism for their first child, asking for it to be held at the private Windsor Chapel with limited and immediate guests only.
This news didn’t at all come as a shock to anyone 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 have been 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.
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.”
However, it does matter to the public as their tax money funds the home and lifestyle of the Royal couple and hence criticism ensues.
When this news initially came out, some suspected that the couple may also forego the official royal family photograph release of the christening, but there is indeed a photo, it’s gorgeous, and we’re grateful that the couple chose to keep this tradition alive.
So, here goes! Here’s the glimpse at the royal family photo comprising of Prince Charles, the prince of Wales, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. It also consisted of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Prince William and Kate Middleton, as well as Prince Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana’s, sisters: Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodal. The monarch was missing from the photos, however!