TAMPA (WFLA) – This morning on the official Instagram page of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle posted a picture of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born May 7 for the baby’s christening.
The post is captioned: “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 baptized 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.