The newest little member of the Royal family has just celebrated a huge milestone and his doting parents couldn’t look prouder as they pose to commemorate the special moment in a social media exclusive.
Handsome little Archie
Pics were shared on Instagram showing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex cradling newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor after he was christened in the private chapel at Windsor Castle.
Beaming with pride and surrounded by their other doting Royal family members, Harry and Meghan held an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
The Instagram post has gone viral with over two and a half million likes and over 40,000 comments from Royal followers worldwide sending well wishes and sharing in their joy.
Many gushed over how cute and handsome little Archie is.
“Beautiful picture and what a handsome little man! Congratulations!,” one commenter said.
“Archie is so beautiful just like his parents,” another added.
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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
“I love that Harry included Diana’s family in the picture”
Many followers also didn’t forget to make reference to Princess Diana, and how proud she would’ve been of her beautiful baby grandson.
“Such a beautiful family. I just wish Diana had been there for this very special moment with Harry and his firstborn. However, I know she is watching over them and smiling down from Heaven,” someone else wrote.
Another added: “I love this photo of the family… such diversity… Princess Diana would have been soooo pleased and Lil Harry would have been the apple of her eye.”
Some also were happy to note that Diana’s family were included in the pic.
“Beautiful family! Archie is beautiful! I love that Harry included Diana’s family in the picture, that’s an awesome tribute to her! Hope they will show more family pictures!”
The post also made mention of how happy the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to share their joy with supportive members of the public and let’s hope they keep their amazing pics of gorgeous little Archie coming!
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TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited to announce that they have been asked to carry out a tour to Southern Africa this autumn. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have requested a visit to South Africa 🇿🇦 as well as The Duke carrying out visits to Malawi 🇲🇼 and Angola 🇦🇴. His Royal Highness will also do a short working visit to Botswana 🇧🇼 en route to the other countries. The Duke and Duchess are really looking forward to meeting so many of you on the ground and continuing to raise awareness of the high impact work local communities are doing across the Commonwealth and beyond. This will be their first official tour as a family!