A very busy granny
Wee Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on 6 May and was introduced to the world shortly afterwards. As royal fans shared their besotted thoughts on this sweet little boy, chatter quickly turned to his upcoming christening, who his godparents might be and who might attend.
The Sunday Times royal correspondent, Roya Nikkhah, has suggested that Archie’s great granny Queen Elizabeth II will not be turning up at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Archie’s big day.
“The Queen will miss the christening because of prior commitments,” Roya revealed.
For those who think this is a bit of a “snub” from the Queen, it’s important to note that … it’s not!
The Queen has a very busy schedule and engagements are booked way in advance.
In fact the Queen has previously missed the christening of one of Prince William and Duchess Kate’s children.
“She attended the christenings of Prince George and Princess Charlotte but missed Prince Louis’s baptism last year,” Roya pointed out.
It’s thought that the Queen may be in Edinburgh hosting one of her annual garden parties.
Express UK reports that “Buckingham Palace has confirmed the monarch will not be attending the ceremony and royal expert Russell Myers has suggested Her Majesty may be all the way to Scotland as the rest of the royal family celebrates in Windsor.”
“The date hasn’t been announced but Buckingham Palace has said the Queen won’t be there because she’s got a couple of engagements,” Myers says.
“We may have it on July 3 – she’s hosting a garden party at Holyrood House in Edinburgh. Or July 9 – she’s in Cambridgeshire. Those are the two dates we may see baby Archie christened there.”
Stay tuned for further details because July is just around the corner!
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family. They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they’ve received from everyone around the world, since welcoming their son two days ago. Photo cred: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal