Are the Sussexes ‘closing off’ Archie’s Saturday christening to the media?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch the Red Sox vs Yankees game

The British tabloids can’t help themselves. They have an itch and they have to scratch it with dumb make-believe fictions about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and baby Archie too. Over the weekend, the Sun reported out of nowhere that Meghan is such an unrepentant diva that she’s now chased away THREE nannies! The evidence? Um, the evidence is… something something she’s a diva!

Baby Archie is on to his third nanny in six weeks after two stopped working for Harry and Meghan. The high turnover in such a short time raises further questions about staff leaving the couple’s employment. But sympathetic royal sources have explained the choice of a nanny is a highly personal decision and the couple might just want to get it right. Sources close to the Sussexes said on Friday night that nannies for Archie, born on May 6, was a personal matter and that Buckingham Palace does not comment on staff hiring.

The source said: “Often there are different needs at different stages of the baby’s life. The first nanny was a night nurse. But Harry and Meghan do not want to rush this or take any risks getting this decision right. It’s deeply personal and can depend on the needs of the baby and parents.”

[From The Sun]

That’s literally all there was to the story. My assumption was that one of the nannies was a night nurse or day nurse hired for the first six weeks. My assumption is that of course you would do a “trial period” with a nanny you were thinking of hiring, and maybe that trial period shows that someone isn’t a good fit. The Sun would have us believe that Meghan is personally chasing away multiple nannies because they won’t fetch her a grander tiara. Diva! Speaking of, apparently the diva has personally banned all media from Archie’s christening?

Baby Archie will be christened at the same Windsor Chapel where both his father and uncle were baptised – and his parents were married in 2018 – next weekend. However, the youngest royal’s parents are firmly staying true to their desire to raise Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor as a ‘private citizen’ by closing off the royal event to the public.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who faced criticism last week for lavish renovations of their home, Frogmore Cottage, at a cost of £2.4million to the taxpayer, look set to make their son’s christening an entirely private affair. Kate and William allowed media access to all three of their children’s baptisms before conducting the ceremonies in private. The Queen will not attend Archie’s christening with Charles and Camilla set to lead the Royal party.

Royal christenings are usually private affairs, with invitations extending only to close family and friends, and chosen godparents.

[From The Daily Mail]

I wish the Daily Mail would make up their minds about how they’re going to report a story like this – is *just* the christening going to be private? Because every royal keeps the actual christening private. Kate and William didn’t allow cameras IN the church for the christening, neither did Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall. It feels like the Daily Mail is conflating that with “no cameras or photos AROUND the christening.” Which… isn’t going to happen. With Charles, Camilla, William and Kate in attendance, and with the christening happening at Windsor Castle, of course there will be photos outside the chapel, and I would assume Meghan and Harry will release some portraits on their Instagram too. This was just the Daily Mail trying to make it sound like Meghan (and Meghan alone) is using taxpayer money to lavishly decorate her mansion all while HIDING Archie.

Also: the royal reporters are now confirming that the christening itself will be private (like all royal christenings) and that the Sussexes will release some photos, but there’s an ongoing conversation about whether the press will be allowed to cover the “arrivals.” As I said, I think at the end of the day, the arrivals will be allowed.

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  1. minx says:

    “They won’t fetch her a grander tiara.” Dying!
    Can’t wait to see some pictures of Archie.

  2. MrsBanjo says:

    It’s so stupid and obvious. They just can’t help themselves. They have to keep trying to create more ways to claim Meghan is evil.

    • snazzy says:

      She’s a lot stronger than I am. I’d be in between tears and raging anger every day if I was being attacked that way. Then I’d eat my stress. Even with the good life I’m not sure I’d be able to handle it. I guess that’s why she’s famous and I’m not

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        She’s likely secure in her love and relationship with Harry, and while it may be bothersome, it should not be a factor that affects their family life. Kinda haters gonna hate, racists gonna race.

    • Moose says:

      Exactly, its a complete non-story, there is nothing different about this than any other royal christening, the press will get the pictures they want (walking in, walking out, official portraits) so why do they feel the need to comment at all? Time after time they are being proved wrong with all of their made-up stories, but they just can’t stop! The press harassment is incessant….

      • Kittycat says:

        The press have no access to the Sussexes but an avalanche of interest

        So they feel intited to make up stories in order to get a reaction from them.

        All this stress for unimportant ‘minor royals’ apparently.

      • Megan says:

        If the RR’s need Meghan clicks, they can make up sh*t about her beauty routine or her favorite shoes. These hit pieces show just how racists and petty the RR’s really are.

    • Britt says:

      What’s interesting now is that they’re now blaming Harry today after years of blaming and scapegoating Meghan. The desperation is real.

      • Moose says:

        @Britt, I’ve just seen that in the Mirror…. Ingrid Sewage now saying its Harry’s idea not Meghan’s to have a closed christening…. guess she soooooo embarrassed by her “diva-Meghan-changing-her-historical-engagement-ring” story she’s now changing her tactics to try and stay relevant, but guess what Ingrid YOU’RE NOT!!

      • Megan says:

        Harry clearly did not enjoy growing up in the spotlight and he is determined to make sure his kids don’t experience what he did. If Archie wants a more public life he can make that decision when he grows up.

  3. Sassy says:

    So odd they are demanding to have access to unimportant minor royals and their unimportant non-royal baby.

    • Melissa says:

      I agree. One thing that bothers me about the Archie photo obsession is that a lot of people just want clear pictures because he’s a mixed race baby. They want to analyze and scrutinize his skin tone, hair texture, eye color, nose size, etc. I seriously doubt there would be this much hysteria over Harry’s family if he’d married a white woman from the UK.

      • MrsBanjo says:

        You’re right. There wouldn’t. That’s exactly what’s going on. They’re showing their asses every time they simultaneously call them “unimportant royals” while throwing temper tantrums about not getting all the access.

      • Loretta says:

        I agree.

      • Moose says:

        Melissa, you are so right, I was thinking the same earlier today, if Harry had married one of his blonde bimbos there wouldn’t be anywhere near this level of attention….

      • Monicack says:

        Why refer to them as bimbos?

    • Emily says:

      Exactly my first thought. Either they are unimportant, not going to be King and Queen, barely a step above normal people, or they’re royals who need to allow the press full reign over every event. They need to pick a lane.

  4. Loretta says:

    The Royal Reporters who have bullied Meghan before, during and after her pregnancy expected access not only to the Sussexs but also to little Archie and now they are pressed like a panini because they are cut off from everything. Sorry but that’s what they deserve.

    • Melissa says:

      I don’t feel bad for those reporters at all. The problem is that their bullying tactics worked in the past with other royals, and they thought they were going to be able to make the same demands on Harry and Meghan. They still don’t realize the power of social media vs traditional media.

      I think it’s sad that journalists are abusing their positions, and then they wonder why people have lost trust in the press and why newspapers are failing.

      • Blue Orange says:

        It works both ways. The press have always be tough. These peoples livelihoods are selling stories & photos and to be fair, they’re often demonised by those whom they’re reporting on. Trump is a perfect example of that but most celebs, once they reach a certain level of fame do the same thing on a more subtle level.

        The fact is the royals, celebs & politicians all need the press & the press need them and yet most only want it when it suits them. William & Harry are particularly hung up on privacy. Give the world lots of photo’s of Archie & people would probably get bored really quickly but keep trying to hide him and you’re just bringing on more negative stories.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Blue Orange, Agree with you 100%. Just release a really good photo of Archie and be done with it.

      • Lady D says:

        People could always just mind their own business.

      • Wishingitwas says:

        Maybe I will be wrong but I actually think they mean no reporting on the guests or any of it. That’s how it sounds to me anyway and in which case the press have a right to be angry. I read that someone else said that maybe people should just mind their own business. We could all do that… all the time and pay no attention to anything they get up to

      • notasugarhere says:

        If you give a mouse a cookie and all that.

        Archie is a private citizen and never going to be a working royal. Harry and Meghan are not required to release any photos of him, just as Edward and Sophie weren’t required to release photos of Louise and James. It is a choice and a choice they get to make.

      • Salvation says:

        @Blue Orange and @Baytampabay, no way. Their child, their rules, their call. It’s that simple. How many of those RR parade their kids and expose them to such abuse on a regular basis? Answer is NONE. If they so desperately want to sell kid pictures, they have their own kids. Take picture and sell as many newspapers as you want. As for the Sussexes, they want none of that drivel for their kid, they have all the right to make that decision for their kid. Actually, since they’re such unimportant minor royals, they’re not obligated to have pictures of their kids taken by the very people that hate and despise them so as to appease said people just because they’re the media. Matter of fact, the RR can buzz off and so sit down.

  5. Seraphina says:

    Much ado about nothing. Anyone with common sense knows they aren’t doing anything different than any other royal.

    I too can’t wait to see who is there, what they will be wearing, the guest of honor and how this will be covered by the media. Let the vilification of Megs begin. Maybe Kate will tear up watching the christening and it will be Megs’ fault for having a baby.

  6. Valiantly Varnished says:

    So…in other words it will be like every royal Christening but it’s Meghan and Harry so let’s make a big deal out of it and call it a controversy. I loathe all of the people who write this drivel.

  7. Kittycat says:

    I really hope there is no press close to the arrivals.

    An Instagram post is perfectly fine.

  8. Melissa says:

    These reporters are scarily obsessed with Harry and Meghan. I don’t remember anyone being this crazed over seeing photos of Ed and Sophie’s children or any other “minor” royal’s child.

    • Seraphina says:

      Harry and Meghan are a hot commodity. Non British, divorced and bi racial. Very progressive and a sign of how change has come. The interest is understandable. Plus, let’s not forget that this family is not the most open to change and there are a few members who have been seen as racially intolerant. But I agree that it’s just gotten CRAZY. And Meghan can do no right. She has worked hard so far and makes Harry happy. They look happy. She is taking this role seriously. And the more they crucify her the more I realize how racist the media is.

      • Some chick says:

        I really don’t get why “divorced” is such a big deal.

      • Snap Happy says:

        @some chick -Princess Margaret couldn’t marry peter Townsend because he was divorced. David couldn’t marry Wallis Simpson and stay King. He abdicated and his brother took the throne. It’s the only reason Elizabeth is Queen. It’s only recently the royals could marry a divorced person. I don’t think it’s a big deal but it was for royalty for a long time.

  9. Britt says:

    LOL. The British press can’t read the room and always shoot themselves in the foot. If you want access, you don’t attack and vilify the person or couple you want that access from. What did they did think was going to happen? They’re so quick to point out how unimportant and down the line Harry and Meghan are and kiss the Cambridge’s asses constantly but now that the clear money makers and couple with the greatest interest are stepping back and being less “Hollywood”, now it’s a problem? Mind you, if they had the cameras there, it would too Hollywood or out of line because Archie is only 7th in line. After the hell they put that women through and the stupidity last week, can you really blame Harry and Meghan for cutting them out further? These people have no self awareness at all and aren’t used to consequences.

  10. incognito08 says:

    The RR and Daily Fail’s thirst to create drama are so pathetic. At the end of the day, it will become obvious that baby Archie’s Christening was just like his cousins. Then, the press will manufacture a story about HM being angry about Harry and Meghan’s shenanigans to “explain” why she wasn’t present. Mark my words. They will print anything to create drama, increase readership and clicks on their trashy webpages.

  11. Joja says:

    They should close EVERYTHING to the racist BRITISH PRESS.They bullies Meghan her entire pregnancy.I am glad they won’t be able to make any money from Archie.
    They keep threatening the Sussexes to give them a hard time.Like if it wasn’t what they were doing since Meghan and Harry started dating

  12. TheOriginalMia says:

    It’s a day ending in y so of course the British tabs are blasting Meghan. The christening will be like all the others. Or maybe it won’t. We will see. We will get photos on the Sussex IG. That much we know and really all we need.

  13. Joja says:

    They keep saying that the Sussexes aren’t important and that Archie is 7th in line.So what’s the problem if they don’t see him

  14. Robinda says:

    I hope they do the typical coverage of the arrivals. Media aside, a large majority of the British public like her, adore Harry and just want to see the occasional glimpse of the baby. Screwing the media feels good short term but at some point, it’ll begin to look a little petulant, especially if it starts to turn off the general public. Complete denial of access on top of those reno numbers is not a good look.

    And yes, I understand everything the media has done to her, but you pick your battles and a few pictures costs you nothing.

    • Britt says:

      They will still get pictures, most likely from the Press Association and the people to do adore them can look on their Instagram accounts and we all know despite the whining from the press, they’ll still put those picture on the front pages. This is about the press making money from their photographers. The birth of Archie had the modern and traditional. The christening will likely be the same.

      • Lady D says:

        The Sussex’s are using a 21st century platform to deliver news and pictures to a world wide audience, who understands how to use this medium for information and communication. Screwing the racist media is just a bonus.

    • Lolo says:

      I agree with you @Robinda. And I feel the same way about the Sussex claims to absolute privacy that I did about the Cambridges. You want your entire life to be private? Great! Go live off of your own $$. Until you are willing to do that (and the unspoken secret is, you’re not), then allowing people to take pictures of you as you walk into a church is literally the very least you can do and it costs you nothing. Hop on down off your cross, Sussexes. We need the wood.

      • Sassy says:

        They want privacy for their son who isn’t a direct heir and who will never be a working royal. Why should they grant access to their child who will be basically Peter Phillips 2.0? Archie isn’t George, Charlotte or Louis who will have to serve their country by working for the monarchy.

      • Britt says:

        Archie isn’t a HRH. They’re protecting their son. Everything about them has been on front street, truth or lies, from the get to. This is about protecting their son who was already compared to a monkey by a broadcaster.

      • Maria says:

        @Lolo, agree. And they want to give total privacy to their son who lives in a house renovated with money from the taxpayers. Can’t have it both ways.

      • MrsBanjo says:

        Your taxes do not mean you own them. Your yearly £1 that goes to the entirety of the SG doesn’t give you automatic access to the minutae of their lives. Again. YOU.DON’T.OWN.THEM. Archie’s christening is going to be no different than the others. The Phillips’ and Tindalls live on royal property. Were you tantruming about not being able to see their kids’ christenings, or is it just Meghan that grinds your gears?

      • Lady D says:

        That money was always designated to repair the cottage whether H&M lived there or not. It wasn’t their choice to spend that money.

      • Gingerbee says:

        WTF. “You need the wood”, what to flogged them. Their son is a PRIVATE citizen

      • Hope says:

        Every time the Sussexes set a boundary, people come out of the woodwork to say it’s only one small thing and tgey should do it and what’s the big deal and clearly the Sussexes deserve being attacked by the press.

        Every. Time.

        There is never any respect from these people for any of the boundaries and if the Sussexes actually listened, they would have no boundaries.

        The Sussexes are right.

      • kerwood says:

        So if the Sussexes OWE the British taxpayer pictures of their son for the cost of renovating their home, what do the Cambridges owe for the renovation costs of their driveway? Or is it only the Sussexes that get a bill?

        What kind of pictures are ‘owed’? Close up? And who’s being fooled here? The reason why so many people are sooooooo desperate to see pictures of Archie’s christening is because they want to see how much the African blood in his veins shows up on his features. Will the Sussexes ‘owe’ the British public a DNA test?

        The Duke and Duchess of Sussex choose to conduct a religious ceremony involving their infant son private and they should be prevented from doing so because of the price of renovations to a home that they don’t own and was going to be renovated anyway because it had been left to fall down. Why weren’t the British taxpayers keeping an eye on how these properties are maintained?

        I find it very interesting the number of so-called republicans that have been teeming out of the woodwork. I can’t help wondering if these anti-royalist feelings developed around the time that Harry married a bi-racial woman. Because the rest of the Royal Family has been living higher than Harry and Meghan and doing WAY LESS and I never heard these shrieks of outrage before.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The public is not owed any access to or pictures of a child who will never be a working royal. They didn’t abuse Sophie and Edward for keeping Louise and James private, and Archie is essentially in the same position.

      • Lolo says:

        Oh calm down. No one is asking them to trot out their child every day and put him on display like an animal in a zoo. A christening is a royal event for which there are typically pictures. There are photos of the other royal children you mention outside the hospital, at their christenings, on the balcony, and, when they are old enough, walking to church, even though those children, as you point out, are private citizens, just as Archie is. Most recently there were photos outside of Lena Tindall’s christening, which included her, her parents, her godparents, and the Queen. No one, including her private citizen parents, lost their minds over that one and started screaming about PRIVACY. And no one is “abusing” Harry and Meghan for pointing out that they are inventing a completely arbitrary set of rules that only apply to them. Come on.

      • MsIam says:

        @Lolo, did you not read that there will be pictures released after the christening? Both in the press and on IG. I don’t understand your complaining about this. And what is arbitrary, when all of the other royal christenings have been private.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Yes they are abusing Meghan and Harry, mostly Meghan, as a play to get more access. Archie is a private citizen, the public has no rights to him. Just as they have no rights to any other royal children who are private citizens and who have working royal parents.

      • Olenna says:

        I’ve seen this on social media many times, but I will never understand how people could form the wicked thought that baby Archie should not be entitled to live in his parents’ home if they can’t get access to or photos of him whenever they feel they are entitled. Seeing pics of him or his christening guests will do nothing for their small minds; they will always demand more and still disparage his parents, particularly Meghan. Explaining to them that his parents don’t own the home and that it was already scheduled for rehab and repair still doesn’t get through to them. That his parents are working royals and doing what’s asked of them by the monarch and heir doesn’t get through either. This peasant-minded, demanding rhetoric is both sad and disturbing.

    • Nic919 says:

      I don’t understand this argument that the cost of renovations means that a baby needs to be shown to the media. No one was saying this about George and the Cambridges spent twice as much on renos. While I understand that the adults should work more for the perks that they get, the young children shouldn’t be used as part of that.
      Archie was shown shortly after birth and there will be photos after the christening. It’s really not that different. The walking in and out is just mostly the christening robe anyway from the video so it’s not like anyone really saw George, Charlotte or Louis much more during their christenings. It’s the family photos posted after that had closeups.

      • MsIam says:

        That is straight from that Richard Kay in the Daily Mail. He seemed to imply that the Sussexes “owe” access to the baby to the public due to the house renovation. Very sad indeed that people have no consideration for a newborn and the family and won’t let them live in peace.

    • MissM says:

      William and Kate’s kids were the only British royals to have semi public christenings with invited press. William, Harry, Peter, Zara, Louise, and James were all christened privately with no press and photos were released later. If anything, the Sussex’s are following royal tradition on this one.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Only Charlotte had a semi-public christening. Both of their sons had private christenings in London where the press were behind barricades but able to catch some photos and video.

        For Charlotte, W&K invited a handful of the press who played by their rules and gave them prime photo spots outside the church. They also invited the public to line the walkway in the park at Sandringham and take their own photos.

  15. Princess Caroline says:

    Seeing pics of these two always makes me happy. I’ve had a really tough year and the joy of their wedding and love in their eyes gives me hope. On a lighter note, pics of Archie would be fantastic 😂

  16. Mary Davey says:

    So happy the christening is private. Meghan has been publicly STONED since the announcement of the pregnancy and their first tour. BBC has racially insulted the Sussex with a family/chimp then that satire. The media is working with the

  17. I just want pics for the clothes, everyone goes all Victorian cosplay for these ceremonies and I’m a sucker for hats and coat dresses.

  18. Sofia says:

    These royal reporters are overestimating how much people care. Most young people wouldn’t be able to tell you who half the family is. It’s just a certain generation that still cares.

    People will just see the pic on Instagram and like it and then two seconds later just forget about it.

    And you can’t call Harry and Meghan “minor royals” and then treat them like they’re the future King and Queen Consort. That’s now how it works. Either admit Harry and Meghan are major and generate money for you or ignore them like most people ignore Anne, Wessexes, Yorks etc etc

    • Britt says:

      I agree especially with your last parapgraph. They constantly say how they are unimportant and are too Hollywood and need to step back but the minute they do, it’s now a problem. As I said before, they’re not going to admit that Meghan and Harry are important and are money makers and the Cambridge’s don’t sell that well. They’re obsessing over those two like they are the heirs and Archie was George, Charlotte and Louis. It’s odd

    • Lowrider says:

      I agree with Sofia’s post.

      The manufactured drama is tiresome.

  19. Maria says:

    Royal christening are always private. This is nothing new. But with other christenings, the press is allowed to photograph the arrivals and departures. Harry and Meghan must realize that the public wants to see some tidbits after shelling out 2.4 million for renovations to their home.

    • aquarius64 says:

      That 2.4 million was part of a TAX REFUND.

    • notasugarhere says:

      2.4 million compared to 7+ million on just one of W&K two homes. Or the taxpayer money spent on renovating Anne’s private estate, with her privately-raised children. Or on the huge home for Edward and Sophie, who also raise their kids privately.

      Harry and Meghan need to work for their supper, their son does not. Once Meghan is back from her maternity leave, we’ll see if she keeps up her previous work rate. Overall, she was working at Sophie’s work rate, pretty good for her first year on the job. And that was a higher rate than Kate has worked.

    • MrsBanjo says:

      Oh please. 2.4 million that was slated for those renos before Harry and Meghan were even “gifted” the house. That money in its entirety was for making the house livable. Any money for personal items, i.e. furniture, fixtures, tchotchkes, was from their PRIVATE funds. The fixtures stay with the house even though they paid for them out of their own pockets – a house they don’t own. Harry and Meghan had ZERO to do with that 2.4 million.

      • MsIam says:

        Exactly, @MrsBanjo. The total budget for property upkeep was $55 million. But people act like H&M broke the bank with their home when the cost was less than 10% of the total budget! Agendas, agendas, agendas!

  20. IlsaLund says:

    M&H will do Archie’s christening the same as every other Royal baby. They just want pics of Archie so they can make remarks about his skin color. The British tabloids and RRs are so pathetic and disgusting. All they can do is fabricate lies and see what sticks. The Meghan haters gleefully digest whatever is said never bothering to verify the accuracy.

    Also, I watched a PBS documentary on the late Princess Margaret (Princess Margaret: The Rebel Princess) over the weekend. It was enlightening. Since Margaret’s time, Royals have been treated and stalked as celebrities in the British tabloids and the BS about Meghan “acting like a celebrity” is just that, BS. Also, the snobbishness of the Aristo class was on full display. One old aristo lady said Royals should only marry Royals cause only royalty can understand and accept the cheating and infidelity that goes on. That’s one of the reasons Margaret and Lord Snowden’s marriage didn’t last. It was also a dig at Kate and Meghan. If you get a chance to watch it do so, cause it does shed light on the Royal/Aristo mindset and behaviors.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Saw this Royal Rebel documentary about three months ago on my local PBS station. It was wonderful.

  21. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    So the media is so upset that they can’t get access to these supposed “low-level” royals? All this back-and-forth is giving me whiplash.

    I’ll be content with the official photos and the inevitable Instagram post, as much as I would love to see all the photos of that little nugget and his proud parents.

  22. aquarius64 says:

    The RRs and the tabloids want to see if the Markles show up, especially Bad Dad. Those bottomfeeders were their last chance to get insider information on House Sussex and to an extent the House of Windsor. Dad not being at the christening officially announces the Markles have no access despite having a blood relative as an heir to the throne. The coven invested a lot of money into the Three Stooges in three years, paying for interviews, pictures, travel … and they didn’t get what they wanted. It turned out to be a waste of money. It’s probably the reason there is tight control on the christening…concern that the Markles will turn the event into a spectacle by bringing a camera crew and try to crash. You can’t invite them because they may record everything and sell to the tabloids.

  23. Pinkybear says:

    If Meghan welcomed the press they would have attacked her for being a tacky American who turned a christening to a media circus.
    Also, my mom was a professional nanny for wealthy people here in Los Angeles. For that 1% a child can have as much as 4 nannies at a given time. You have 2 weekday nannies: one morning shift and one night shift and 2 weekend nannies: morning and night shift also. And yes choosing a nanny is very difficult for parents. Handling the child is easy but child rearing style must also match the parents’ personality. 3 nannies in 6 weeks is actually a low number.

    • Lowrider says:

      “If Meghan welcomed the press they would have attacked her for being a tacky American who turned a christening to a media circus.”

      This is exactly what the press want. Rebecca English want Archie to have a similar christening to Charlotte which was a very public walkabout. Why ?

  24. RoyalBlue says:

    Their complaint about Archie is they haven’t been able to get a really clear photo of him. They don’t like the arty insta pictures the Sussexes have posted. They are bullying them into providing traditional photos and I think once they have a visual on Archie they will start drawing caricatures and mocking him of course.

    • Lady D says:

      I think most people are like us. We would just like to see a picture of the cute little bambino because we are emotionally invested in his parents. The press and the racists who want to see him in order to destroy him and his parents in the process are less but louder. They can’t wait to start in on this child, and his parents know it. I wonder if they are getting pressure from anyone in the palace (who counts) to release a photo, or do they completely understand why they are doing this privately?

  25. Knight says:

    All I can say is, they have every right to privacy and we have to right to expect anything regarding their infant son, and I’m not saying we do. I just think that, because they do accept public monies for the majority of their lifestyles, it would be nice if they found a way to make their fans/public feel involved. Imo a simple full family shot posted on their gram would be a nice gesture.

    • Sassy says:

      A nice gesture is them getting out their “working” for the luxurious lifestyle they have that’s it. Their child, their business. The people don’t own their son.

  26. blunt talker says:

    The Bristish tabloid press is pressed because the Sussexes won’t play games with them. A reporter said this a few days ago. She said Harry and Meghan behavior towards the press is not how the game is played. So false stories/lies are okay to pay these people’s bills. I feel Harry will always have a feeling of contempt for the media because of his mom’s treatment. The press knows this and are trying to make their lives uncomfortable by lying about them. This reporter said they should play ball with the press as if this would makeup for their horrible stories made up by the tabs.

    • MsIam says:

      I think Diana tried to “play ball” with the press and we see where it got her. The press is insatiable, the more access you give, the more they want. They constantly need a “new” story to sell papers or get clicks.

  27. Guest says:

    Meghan deserves an award for all the crap being thrown at her and still looking amazing and unbothered.

    • skiff says:

      It’s only crappy if she reads it, and I’m guessing she doesn’t. She was an actress for a long while, she’s learned how to ignore the bad stuff.

  28. Guest says:

    The Royal reporters pretty much proved how obsolete they were. The Sussexes had the attention of everyone at that baseball game with the royal reporters even being there.

  29. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    I, for one, am thrilled to see any photos mom & dad are willing to share, whenever they are willing to share.
    Hiring caregivers is deeply personal and fraught with worry and emotion. I had some bad (but not rotten) apples when our girl was three and our twin boys were born. I booted them toute suite. Good on H&M.

  30. Myra says:

    I continue to be baffled by the British Media and British people. If Archie is 7th inline and he and his parents are not relevant to them, why do they complain about everything they do? They should focus on their future King/Queen and children. Those of us that are interested in the Sussex ‘s can follow them through other media souces.

    • Tina says:

      The British people do not complain about everything Harry and Meghan do. Most people could not care less.

      • Myra says:

        Whomever is the British Media target audience. I assumed it was the British people.

      • Tina says:

        The Mail online is mostly targeted at Americans these days. That’s where their clicks come from.

    • bamaborn says:

      Well said Myra. Why obsess over minor royals when you have 3 that are directly in line to the “throne.” Think we know why. Kudos to Harry and Meghan for protecting their child’s privacy.

  31. aquarius64 says:

    This is a portrait of Queen Victoria’s daughter’s christening

    This is a sketch of the actual ceremony for posterity. The Sussexes may plan to have a video montage of the ceremony and put it on sussexroyal. You get to see the godparents and guests, the RRs will have egg on their faces (again).

  32. Well-Wisher says:

    Maybe the Sussexes are determined to provide the best environment for Archie to thrive and have all the tools available for a meaningful life. That means there’s no place for a formulaic observation from a media that deals in news as a commodity resulting in its pool of customers having dwindled as the negative thrope of hate and jealousy persists.
    To put it in context, the royal family in a bid of modernization permitted a documentary to be aired on June 1969: it was seen as PR. The media have since insist on seeing the dirty laundry. If it serves as a free commercial for the royals then it can criticize them as it sees fit.
    The ensuing tension is ever present and was shown as cruelty towards the duchess. Her husband responded by having more physical security. He also ensured that his family is paramount.
    So Archie who was seen as inconsequential via the press will be shielded from its toxicity.
    He will not become a commodity and patient well wishers like me will be happy with the photos that his parents want to share.

    The future kings have allowed more access recently so that will have to suffice. The Sussexes are not responsible for the advert revenue of the tabloids nor future employment of its members.

    • Olenna says:

      “The Sussexes are not responsible for the advert revenue of the tabloids nor future employment of its members.” Very true and well said. Let the future kings and queen consorts feed them their bread and butter BS stories and leave the Sussexes alone like they do the Wessexes.