The Sussexes release two lovely portraits from Archie’s Windsor christening

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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

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, was christened in the private family chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday. A few hours after the christening, the Sussexes released two new portraits. One portrait is the family – Archie with Meghan and Harry, Doria Ragland, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Princess Diana’s two sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes. Lady Jane is the one wearing the fedora, like she’s Dick Tracy or something. The second portrait is just of Harry, Meghan and Archie in black-and-white. Very artsy, and it reminds me slightly of one of the christening portraits for Prince Louis. Both are beautiful, but the Sussex-fam one particularly so.

Meghan wore a white Dior look, which I assume was either custom or something subtly changed from an already-existing Dior look. From what we can see of it, it looks a lot like Kate’s white and cream McQueen looks for HER childrens’ christenings. As for Kate, she wore a blousy Stella McCartney look which… probably looked a bit better when she stood up. The headband didn’t match the dress and the bow-business at her neck looks very fussy and ‘80s. Archie wore the special royal-baby christening robe, which is a replica created by Angela Kelly when the original christening robe got too dirty or worn out.

Apparently, there were 25 guests, not including the members of the St. George’s Chapel Choir. That number probably did include the mystery godparents. The British press is still trying to make that into a thing: Archie’s SECRET godparents, like Meghan and Harry chose drug-runners and mobsters as godparents and that’s why the identities are being kept secret. No, their names are being withheld BECAUSE the British press is so deranged, and the Sussexes know full well that if they released the names, the Daily Mail would be in the godparents’ trash cans and hacking into their phones first thing. Speaking of, the Daily Mail had a lengthy article about the SECRET godparents and how the Sussexes will eventually have to release the names or something. I really don’t get why everyone is so butthurt by the fact that Harry and Meghan don’t want their closest friends to be targeted by the media. The conspiracy-spinning was getting so unhinged that even Dickie Arbiter – who loathes the Sussexes – spoke up and said that it really wasn’t that big of a deal that the Sussexes weren’t announcing the names.


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  1. starryfish29 says:

    The announcing of godparents started with Will & Kate, I genuinely don’t understand what people think will be added to their lives if they know who a royal baby’s godparents are. We don’t know these people personally, hell I don’t even know nor do I care to know the names of my real life friends’ godparents. It’s insane, and just another thing that people use to say that the Sussexes are at fault for the abuse that they have gotten from the press. No amount of godparent’s names or hospital step photo-ops will change the behavior of the British tabloid trash.

    • Britt says:

      Exactly. Diana let the press have all access in the world and we saw the consequences of letting the press in because you give an inch and they want more and more. This is about money and control for the press and the Sussexes are not budging. I don’t think the press know what to do.

      • Aperitivo says:

        Actually I wouldn’t be surprised if the Sussexes were called on to give quite a few more crumbs to the press in the next few weeks.
        Bad news coming for the Queen’s favourite son, so I wouldn’t be shocked if we see some sudden photo ops from the popular young royals to distract.

      • violet says:

        @Mrs Manjo: but the other kids’ godparents WERE announced. And frankly, the public does own them to a certan extent, because the continuation of this outrageously privileged (in my opinion artfully maintained scam) depends upon the public’s good will. Modern royalty is in a very odd position these days. And two formal photographs aren’t quite the same as seeing people moving and talking and waving. Die-hard well wishers were gathering outside Windsor hoping to see them.

        Coming on the heels of the fuss about what they spent of public money on renovating Frogmore Cottage, this comes off as another piece of indifference on the Sussexes’ part to their obligations to the public. They come off as saying, Yeah, we love the perks, keeps those Dior and de la Renta and Givenchy outfits comin’ and don’t forget the fifty grand eco boiler!

        And by the way, for those expecting Archie to become Prince Archie when Charles becomes King, this kind of attitude and the huge deal about the “private citizen” bit will have put paid to that. They would look like the biggest hypocrites on earth if they started putting HRH in front of his name and calling him Prince Archie.

        The Sussexes have skewed ideas about optics, in my opinion.

        On a more mundane level, I loved Meghan’s hat, I loved Kate’s dress which combined a prim top with a sexy short skirt, it’s the kind of slily sexy look she does well, but hated her pillbox hat. But the fedora on Diana’s sister’s head – what the dayum hell was that woman thinking?

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Apertivo, my first thought after Epstein’s arrest, after doing a cheer, was “Uh oh… what’s the Queen gonna do NOW? Pedo Andy’s gonna be outed again… guess we’ll get a lot of kiddie pics now!” lol. Am I an awful person because I am glad that Pedo might *somehow* be finally be outted?

        That said, I think Archie is ADORABLE: a beautiful blend of his parents: Meghan’s nose, Harry’s eyes and hair. I LOVE that this little guy looks to be a ginger!

        Wishing this little guy health and happiness in his life! L’chaim! 🥂

      • Aperitvo says:

        Jan, I cannot wait for that man to finally face justice. Both of them. All of them.

        People complain about a lot of RF spending (some complaints justified, some less so, I think we all agree) but for Pete’s sake, if you REALLY want to be angry about where our tax monies have gone, surely we can ALL agree that the way they’ve contributed to Paedo Andy commiting his crimes is utterly revolting? I’m far angrier about that than a kitchen reno or floating floors.

      • Moose says:

        This Epstein story has the potential to impact on Prince Andrew and Donald Trump? Both have/had business/personal relationships with Epstein….

      • Olenna says:

        Harry and Meghan haven’t made a huge deal about anything concerning their son. The British tabloid media has made a huge deal of everything concerning their son. If you have references to statements or named sources that come direct from the Sussexes that state otherwise, I’d loved to read them. If you want them to act like the Cambridges regarding their children and publicity, just say so. No need to blame them for the British tabloid media’s actions and reactions. And, no; no one in Great Britain owns anyone, not even the royals. The Sussexes don’t owe you information about their private lives or their child’s. They don’t owe you any form of entertainment. If they’re not doing the accepted amount of non-standard “work”, then people might have an argument for this peasant-minded need for photos and details about their private lives that aren’t immediately handed over to the tabloids. Where do you draw the line on what you want to know about the royals, what you should know and what you determine is private? With the Sussexes and the hate some of people have for them, I don’t think there will ever be a static line. Do you? Also, the crowd at Windsor, with the exception of a few die-hards, was primarily tourists, so please don’t project your desire (or opinion) to see a royal parade of guests to a private event onto others and inflate the needs (wants) of “the people”. People complaining about not seeing royals walking into a chapel should elevate their minds and figure out why they’re still cling to these ideas of fealty and obligation.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Appertivo, I couldn’t agree more!!! Cheers, sister!

        Moose, this arrest has the potential to be *explosive*. A federal judge has already said that most of the documents are to be unsealed. You KNOW Dershowitz, Dump, Bill Clinton, and Pedo are probably sweating bullets and are lining up attorneys. I hope they also take Acosta down in this (now in Dump’s cabinet…payback of course).

      • Enormous Coat says:

        @violet the public “owns them” to a certain extent?
        No, they don’t. No one is owned.

      • Megan says:

        @Violet – No, the public is not entitled to access to the royals private lives. The royals are expected to work on behalf of the commonwealth in exchange for their positions. Archie is a private citizen and nothing about his life is anyone’s business but his own.

      • Original Jenns says:

        Violet, no one OWNS people. That is a really gross thing to say. You could have said they OWE the British people but to own?? I work for the government and so technically here I work for the tax payers. I don’t owe anyone here anything personal except for hard work. And I think Harry and Meghan want to make the distinction that it is they who owe the public, they who will owe them hard work and a bit of themselves and not their son, who will be phased out once William is King with a streamlined monarchy. I got to see pictures, who gives a pop about who the godparents are? How does that do anything but feed gossip?

      • kerwood says:

        @violet, I don’t know how familiar you are with British history, but nobody in Great Britain or the Commonwealth have been ‘owned’ since Queen Victoria ended slavery in the 1840s. It’s an easy mistake to make for people who see a bi-racial child and immediately think ‘property’. Or do you believe that William, Kate and their kiddies are the property of the British people too? They must be, since they’re much more important than a ‘minor’ royal like Archie.

      • Nic919 says:

        If we are going to use the cost of renovations as a sign of how much the kids are owned by the public then the Cambridge kids need to be shown a hell of a lot more since there has been far more spent on the KP renovations and Kate’s wardrobe to date. But since it’s a dumb argument I won’t take it any further than that.

      • Himmiefan says:

        In regards to keeping this private, the press and the racist royal reporters (and crazy commenters) are why we can’t have nice Harry and Meghan things.

        Epstein can expose Bill Clinton,Trump, and Andrew. Buckle up and grab some popcorn!

      • fishface says:

        Britt is spot on. This is about money – IMHO, more than anything else. The tabloids know that the RF sells more than anything. By controlling the narrative, Harry and Meghan are denying the tabloids the revenue they cravenly make from covering the RF. Why do you thing the British RF commands the biggest presence globally of all royal families? It’s not that they are are any more special than any other – it’s because the UK’s tabloids realised what a gold mine they are. (And let’s be honest, Diana played her part too, with all her strategic leaks.) The recent anti-Harry and Meghan coverage is part-racism, part-revenge.

      • Guest says:

        It’s a dumb argument but you brought it up in the hopes of someone agreeing with you so you could further your thoughts. Simple as. There are always people on here – non Brits btw- saying W&K need to show off their kids more, even though we see them plenty. and Kate did not take Diana’s jewellery for herself. You sound…… William has part of Diana’s jewellery collection and he wants his wife to wear the jewels just like any other husband. Always blaming the women for the renovations, the kitchens, the clothing, the tennis court, the swimming pool, etc. William & Harry & Charles are the actual spoiled Royals since birth , as if they don’t have any say over their properties, money and jewellery!

      • Olenna says:

        Reference your comment below, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if RRs were commenting here. They’ve written articles based solely on Twitter and SM comments, so finding inspiration for their “stories” in a blog isn’t beneath them.

    • violet says:

      Actually, it didn’t start with William and Kate. Both William’s and Harry’s godparents were announced and I can remember the photographs of William’s christening with the Duchess of Grosvenor (one of his godparents) standing behind the sofa with the family. Harry’s godparents were also announced – remember the fuss when it was suggested that Anne not being one of them was called a “snub” and she went hunting on the day, instead?

      Being a godparent is supposed to be an announcement to the community about who else is entrusted with the moral and religious upbringing of the child.

      The press is making a big deal out of this because the Sussexes made a huge deal about it, just as they did with the idiotic secrecy around where and when Archie was born, which everyone would know anyway as soon as the birth certificate was released.

      They Sussexes manage to make a huge deal out of the simplest most straightforward customs and then they blame the press for the drama.

      The issue shouldn’t be just abot the British press. It’s also about the British public, with whom the Sussexes also presumably have a relationship.

      This is about the We’re Even More Special attitude that the Sussexes seem to be taking these days.

      Everyone would have forgotten about the christening the next day just the way the did the other royal kids’ if the Sussexes hadn’t made such a huge deal about “secrecy”.

      And Archie will really be a private citizen the day nothing about his life, including his beautiful home, his parents’ staff, his cars, his clothes, his great schools, etc., do not owe one penny to the British public’s taxes.

      Yes, the press will always be the press. But the public who feel a bit cheated are out there, too. They’re the ones the Sussexes seem to have forgotten about. And now, they’ve handed the UK tabloid trash just one more piece of ammunition against themselves. No one really cared who the Cambridge kids’ godparents were, the public probably can’t remember a single name.

      This is strictly the Sussexes’ fault. They never fail to create High Drama around something the public would have forgotten about two days later.

      • chunkyla says:

        Good points Violet.

      • Ela says:

        Didn’t the godparents request privacy? And I don’t blame them one bit. They would just be scrutinized and attacked as all Megan’s friends are.

      • Billbop says:

        Violet,I agree 100%!

      • Britt says:

        The public at large don’t care 😂. You can still view pictures on the newspapers or their Instagram. It’s 2019, not 1980 and many people are actually on their side when it comes to their son and how they choose to raise him. I’m sorry but we are talking about the British Tabloid Media and when it comes to Meghan, they have not played fair and have not shown her an ounce of respect. There is no rule where the royal have to divulge every single detail to the press and considering how intrusive the media are, I can’t blame the Sussexes, the hospital staff or godparents for wanting their identies hidden from a press that has no boundaries. Did you forget about the Nurse that committed suicide because she was tricked into giving details on air about George’s birth? What about the rumored Meghan doula who’s address was found, when it wasn’t even in the directory? The British press are never going to change and they know what they are. The Sussexes are not alienating the public by setting boundaries. This is press outrage because they can’t make money off of Archie. They’re just using the public and fans as a mask.

      • MrsBanjo says:

        The public doesn’t own them. The public doesn’t own Archie. The Sussexes haven’t actually done anything “against protocol.” Bringing up that Diana and Charles did the thing (releasing the godparents’, and the Lindo Wong for example) does not a long standing protocol make.

        Do you moan about the other royal great-grandchildren’s godparents not being announced or just the Sussexes? The press was already harassing Meghan’s friends during the lead up to the wedding and since. So to you, they should just suck it up and take the abuse because they dared accept the role of godparent?

        Come on now.

      • Gingerbee says:

        They made a “big deal”, because one, their son is a PRIVATE citizen, and two, the godparents requested privacy. What is so hard for you all to grasp that concept. The vipers RR and the haters are the ones making much ado about nothing.

      • IlsaLund says:

        Again, with the blaming the unimportant sixth in line and his wife for how they are constantly mistreated by the British press. Yes, everything Harry and Meghan do is designed to stir up the hateful, vindictive British press to attack them. Please stop with that nonsense. It’s the press who drum up this nonsense to make people think the Sussexes are breaking tradition or doing something wrong. All christenings are private and the only difference between the Cambridge and Sussex christenings is that the Sussexes didn’t do a pap stroll in front of the media like the Cambridge’s did. And the godparents didn’t want their names released and we all know why….cause they didn’t want the abuse heaped on them by the stalker press and crazy stans.

        Omid Scobie made a great comment about Archie and it’s very appropriate:

        Royal correspondent Omid Scobie told The Independent, “Ultimately this is a private christening for a citizen who will remain private until he is in a position to choose for himself.” He continued, “Until then, his parents—who are both public figures—will continue to share their own two lives with the world. Seems fair to me.”

        Meghan and Harry need to do all they can to protect Archie from the hateful British press.

      • Salvation says:

        @Violet, next you’re going to tell us how media inclusion didn’t start with the Cambridges yadda yadda yadda. Look, it matters nothing who did what, who released what names; its NOT tradition nor protocol to release every godparents’ names or standing at some Lindo wing steps nor having paps take pictures of arrivals or departures from the christening ceremony. Everyone does it their own way. The Cambridges chose to include some paps, the Sussexes didn’t BFD, they aren’t each others’ clones. So what if Diana released her kids’ godparents? So what if Anne and Diana and some others paraded for the press at the Lindo wing steps? HM didn’t and the Sussexes chose not to, again no BD everyone chooses whatever they chose to do. And most of the British public cares zero one way or another, they have other things to worry about like Brexit and have no time to obsess over some strangers who will be Archie’s GP. If the Sussesxes want nothing to do with the British press and their negativity nor with haters who continue to write hit racists posts or articles about them because “oh they aren’t letting us see Archie”, its their prerogative. their baby, their lives, their business. Nobody owns any member of the BRF and that’s it.

      • Oh No says:

        We all know the godparents, who are most likely private citizens, would have been ripped to shreds. Two of them have already had articles written about them.

        But yeah, it’s the Sussexes fault for not wanting them exposed to that bs…

        The press and some of the public have been absolute shite, yet they think they deserve access to a child?

        If that’s the case, y’all should have been demanding a daily photo of Charlotte and George during their first few years, since you all feel this is a pay to play thing and their parents did the bare minimum their first few years of marriage

      • Oliviajoy1995 says:

        @ Violet…
        As you said, the public can’t remember a single name of who the Cambridge’s chose as godparents for their kids so why do the Sussexes need to tell the world who they chose? This article is correct. The UK press will tear down their choices and be horrible and nasty and it will all be for nothing. Keeping their choices private is a good idea.

      • Olenna says:

        You got to see some pictures of Master Archie taken immediately after his christening and published rather quickly. Why are you still so full of words of discontent? The pictures were lovely. Did they not please you; were you not entertained?

        @ Hermione, ditto.

      • Powermoonchrystal says:

        @violet Only a few like you seem to be so invested in this, and considering the comments I have seen on this handle name before, if it is the same person, I am not at all surprised to see you as part of that small and insignificant cohort…

      • Purplehazeforever says:

        Lol…again when someone dares to disagrees about Meghan & Harry…

      • norah says:

        you dont like harry and meghan and it shows. they chose to raise their son their way – if you are that bothered about the money why dont you fret about the expenses that all the other royals live in – the palaces the apartments the non stop refurnishings. the duke and duchess of glouchester are spending half a million pounds renovating their apt in KP but why dont you talk about that? frogmore cottage is what it is – it needed to be renovated but harry and meghan paid for the furnishings. it is not a 20 bedroom place but a smaller place but you violet dont talk about it cos it doesnt suit your narrative. the british press have been attacking them non stop for 3 years esp meghan for daring to marry harry and people like you are enabling this hate under the guise of double standards. the media have done nothing but drag meghan and her mother thru the mud and you wanted the godparents to be dragged too?> the godparents chose their privacy – not you.

      • VS says:

        @norah…….people like @violet aren’t bother by that, they care more if the Sussexes especially Meghan spent. That seems to bother them more than other members spending millions even the non-working ones.

        @Salvation……bravo bravo bravo; no one remembers and even cares about who the godparents are

        People act as if the RF is there to fill the hole in their life. I am from the US, I would have expected the public to care more about how effective their charity efforts are but instead, all is about clothes, godparents, births, crying (so much crying)….

        If you want to attack Meghan, talk about her work although for someone who has been in the family for less 1.5 years, she has already done more than K&W combined……that’s why some are mad!

      • entine says:

        I thank the only ones making a big deal of who the godparents are, is the press and some people like you, Violet, who, for some reasoner invested on knowing. It really is not important. He is the son of the 6th in line, why are you so pressed on knowing private details?

      • kerwood says:

        @violet It really seems to bother you that the Sussexes are determined to do things their own way. Many members of the royal family have broken with tradition and the empire wasn’t shaken to the core over it.

        Are you British? I wonder, because most British people REALLY DON’T CARE what the royal family do. But there are others, who just can’t bear the sight of a bi-racial woman and child living their own lives. We saw it with the Obamas and we’re seeing it again now. My suggestion is to get used to it. Black folks aren’t going back to the plantation any time soon, no matter how many people long for the ‘good old days’.

      • Himmiefan says:

        How exactly are the Sussexes making a huge deal out of the most basic customs?

        Am I the only one who smells a royal reporter here?

      • Julia says:

        Violet, I agree. I know we may be in the minority, but you have captured succinctly my thoughts as well.

      • Lady D says:

        @violet, “They Sussexes manage to make a huge deal out of the simplest most straightforward customs and then they blame the press for the drama”
        You have that paragraph backwards. The press knew they would have that info shortly, but chose to write 151 articles complaining about the Sussex choice. So really, who’s creating the drama?

      • notasugarhere says:

        There’s nothing idiotic about keeping the birth of their son private nor the godparents private. Plenty smart. Archie is not public property, he will not be a working royal, he is a private citizen.

        Harry and Meghan have drawn a line they’re not going to cross. The press keeps trying to force their hands, and Harry and Meghan are holding firm. They’re doing nothing wrong, breaking no traditions, causing no problems. It is the tabloid writers and angry paps who are causing problems, because they cannot make money off Archie.

      • starryfish29 says:

        I would love to know just one meaningful way in which knowing the identity of Archie’s godparents makes a difference to your life? Seriously. The only difference it makes is in the press’ ability to fill a few column inches with nonsense. The idea that the public is crying into their cereal bowls because they don’t know the names of a couple of strangers is absurd. People need to get a grip. The only thing the royals owe you is charitable work. That is their job.

      • fishface says:

        @Violet – I think you should re-direct your rage to people who really abuse British taxpayers – all the corporations who pay very little in actual tax because they rort the system; the Parliamentarians who repeatedly lie, cheat and deceive the taxpayer and yet get increases and housing allowances that they don’t deserve; the politicians who allow British arms to be sold to dictator states; over-paid TV luvvies at the BBC…. The RF – love them or loathe them, actually do quite a lot for the UK economy in myriad ways – and for this, they sacrifice every little bit of privacy they have.

      • PrincessK says:

        The public does NOT own the Sussexes. Just because I pay taxes which go towards supporting my neighbours who stay at home and are on benefits to look after their children, does not mean that I am entitled to view their photo albums or watch their children getting christened and have access to intimate details about the godparents.

        The Sussexes will be available fully when performing public functions but in private can choose as much or as little to share as they want.

        Journalists are mad as they can’t make money writing stories about all the godparents, tearing them to shreds.

        If Meghan wore such a short dress as Kate she would have been mauled to bits. Kate is smiling but her eyes are not. But Williams eyes do seem to be twinkling, I think the photographer may have told him to smile. The Sussexes overall look very uncomfortable, at the reception they will be in the presence of Harry and Meghan’s closest supporters who know exactly what has been going on behind the scenes.

      • Mignionette says:

        Ultimately I thing M&H did the right thing by protecting their friends. The press and RRs seem intent on building a narrative i.e. that Meghan cuts people off and has no friends. What they don’t admit is that they are the ones crafting that narrative.

        Look at how they manipulated (a very willing) Thomas Markle and various family members, initially under the guise of friendly interviews and later just out of sheer malice. Palmer himself admitted that because Harry would not allow them access to Meghan that they would find other things to print. Palmer couched that statement under the guise of them being constitutional figures, but if that were really the case then why are they not investigating Andrew & Fergie’s links to Epstein. That is a story that would really interest the public, but its not a sexy story and doesn’t have the same saleability and frivolity like Tiara gate.

        Also if the press really wanted a block buster story, why not dig into the Prince William/ Rose Hnabury affair. Not one RR has bothered to investigate that story despite it being the most open secret of our time.

        If I am honest, I think someone has it in for H&M in the Royal Family. The amount of vitriol they receive from the press seems very personal and targeted.

        What we are witnessing with H&M is racism on a scale I never thought I would witness so openly from the British press. There are two killer stories waiting to be unearthed, yet they are obsessed with the identity of Archie (an untitled Royal baby’s) God parents ?

        If I didn’t know better, I would say that BP is actually advising them to keep these details secret and present the birth / criticism in a certain way to deliberately garner criticism, thereby drawing attention away from the real fires…

        These things never stay secret for long and I suspect that is why Harry and William had their bust up after he realised his brother had been throwing him under the bus,,,,

      • MsIam says:

        If it’s all H&M’s fault that everything is a “big deal” why was the press already looking into the lives of Meghan’s two friends who had the audacity to go to a tennis tournament with her? The press is so vicious with their need to know. And really, what difference should it make to anyone who Archie’s godparents are? You’ve seen pictures of the event, how would knowing names make it more complete?

    • MrsBanjo says:

      @APERITIVO I’m wondering how they’re going to cover for Andrew now. With social media making it extremely difficult to cover things up they way they used to, I’m really hoping he finally gets his due.

      • Aperitvo says:

        They won’t be able to shake it off this time, and dear old Mummy won’t be able to protect him this time. Finally this is seeing the light of day, and people on the left AND right will go down.
        Every time people on here go on about what a nice old lady the Queen is, I wonder if their minds will be changed when the truth comes about about the lengths she’s gone to, to protect her nonce son. Thereby allowing even more girls to be victimised.

      • Oh No says:

        I know this sounds really, really messed up but, way back in the day, Queen Victoria’s son was doing some real sketchy shite and Albert was like I’m going to sort him out. Unfortunately Albert died from a completely unrelated ailment around the same time, but Victoria blamed her son as the stressful catalyst…10 bucks history is going to find a way to repeat itself

      • N says:

        @Oh No,
        Right?! I have been wondering about how the Victoria/Albert/Son drama and when I woke this AM to the news I was sadly delighted. Cue ALL the baby pics, Beatrice getting engaged, Eugenie pregnant, etc.

      • Megan says:

        Let’s wait and see if the charges stick. Under Barr’s leadership, DOJ is quick to assert white male privilege.

      • DM2 says:

        His name (Prince Andrew) was already invoked earlier on CNN covering this Epstein story – along with Dump’s and Clinton’s. Ruh-oh. Apparently the SDNY is going after him full steam. We’re going to be hearing a lot more ‘bigly’ names in the future – we can hope. These girls were babies. Cripes.

      • Tourmaline says:

        Someone asked Richard Palmer on Twitter if he was going to write about Andrew. I know he’d rather wallow in christening stories but gee it would be great if some of these royal reporters would turn their gimlet eyes on the Jeffrey Epstein/royal connection.

        I also want to know why Andrew was pictured talking to Epstein after he was in prison, and then shortly after Epstein gave thousands to Fergie to help ‘clear her debts’. This is not gossip or in dispute– Fergie admits it. What was that all about? Meanwhile Princess Eugenie is attending events as a patron for anti trafficking initiatives.

      • Moose says:

        Charles had better protect H&M throughout this Epstein scandal… they don’t need to be thrown under more buses just to keep Randy Andy out of the press. William will be happy though, will keep the media from Rose’s door…

      • Maria says:

        Oh No – Bertie at the time was having an affair with an actress named Nellie Clifden. Immoral in his parents’ eyes but hardly sketchy.

        His son, Prince Eddy, is the one we wonder about.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Pretty sure we were told the names of the godparents of Will & Harry when they were born. But yes, I agree with your point–we none of us need to know.

  2. Britt says:

    This pictures were so precious and I fully support Harry and Meghan protecting their son and friends. You can tell the press are used to getting their way by essentially blackmailing the royals for access and control but Meghan And Harry have been firm and not cowering to bullies. That’s a tough pill to swallow and everytime they use Instagram or cut out the press altogether, the insecurity jumps out because those papers and reporters know that they don’t need them. If the press weren’t so negative and trash towards Meghan, things could’ve been different. Let the press focus on the Cambridge’s but they won’t because they don’t sell papers. There is a clear interest in one couple and they’ve been effectively cut off. They have no one to blame but themselves.

    • Mel M says:

      I skimmed a couple of articles last night from that international business site?? It was hilarious, everything I’ve seen from them is anti Sussex/pro Cambridge. One was about how messy and inappropriate Harry looked with a light suit and dark socks and scuffed shoes, while William and Charles looked great because of their dark suits. The other was about how Kate upstaged Archie because she basically looked like a goddess. Gah, I would run away if I were M&H. I would not be able to handle this insanity from complete strangers all day everyday. Megan has really brought out the worst in the British press and I had no idea how straight up evil they could be.

      The photos are lovely though and Archie is presh.

      • Britt says:

        Many Cambridge fans and some in the media have been very insecure that Meghan and Harry are more interesting, dynamic and accomplished than Kate and William. They overcompensate and praise them to the skies because they only thing they can say is that Kate and William will be King and Queen and that’s it. I saw the Kate Stuff and I was perplexed because Kate didn’t look different or special. The praise that William and Kate get these days is phony and a reaction to Harry and Meghan.

      • Pix says:

        Harry does seem to wear that grey suit and suede shoe combo quite often. I’m not saying it’s bad, but even I recognize that it’s seen better days.

      • Beli says:

        It’s funny because if Meghan had worn pink and red to Louis’ christening, there would have been a hell of a lot of screeching.

      • Guest says:

        So I read last years christening stuff – Meghan was wearing olive green and she got called out for trying to steal attention with a bold colour lmaooo. This year was Kate’s turn to be called out haha. But the goddess comments seem to go both ways with Meghan & Kate. I guess it comes down to which Duchess/couple you like the most. Twitter & IG are awash with fake accounts screaming at each other on both teams with mindless abuse to boot. I can’t read anything royal related on there; its too much – I just look at the official pics, vids, captions, verified comments etc and keep it moving. It’s funny though because most people aren’t Brits and they’re just useless comments/opinions from both teams.

      • Melissa says:

        It’s all so toxic and petty. It’s a christening, and the focus should be on the baby and his parents. Fortunately, most articles and comments I’ve seen are about beautiful Archie. I have no patience for tabloids, clickbait stories, and internet trolls.

      • IlsaLund says:

        @Guest. As many British posters have previously stated, the British people don’t really care about the Royal Family and pay them no attention. The vitriol and hate seems to come mainly from crazed Americans and the two sides tend to mirror what’s happening in the U.S. right now. The country is extremely divided with Trump looneys angry against everyone else and everyone else confused as to why anyone would support Trump.

      • norah says:

        they need to prop up william and kate but a lot of commnets said that william wasnt happy to be there at all – so not surprising

      • entine says:

        @pix, it might be his “work uniform”. It suits him, tho, he’s not a dandy like Charles.

      • Mary says:

        @IlsaLund, “The vitriol and hate seems to come mainly from crazed Americans and the two sides tend to mirror what’s happening in the U.S. right now.” A good part of it yes; however, it is being driven in larger part by the British tabloid reporters and other British haters, some of which I have discerned are staunch Brexiteers. Ann Widdecombe (spelling?); Dan Wooten, etc. Because I liken really hardcore Brexiteers with U.S. Deplorables, I think that some of the hate comes from crazed Brexiteers and it mirrors what is happening in Britain right now. No, it is not all US crazies and, yes, Britain has its fair share of racist crazies too (remember that politician’s girlfriend that tweeted about Meghan’s seed tainting the royal family?)

      • AM says:

        Oh stop the b.s. That it’s mostly coming from US. While Every UK tabloid has tons of UK posts from British cities leaving nasty comments. And two BRITISH guys were RECENTLY SENT TO JAIL hate against Meghan and Harry. The U.K. Press basically tried to ignore that story. I call bull on the hate coming from mainly American postèrs, my friend in IT said that narrative came from the British Press and they have an vested interest in portraying mainly Americans as sending the hate. He said so many of those accounts are redirects purchased IP , coming offshore not even close to US and many from UK.

        Keep believing the UK press mantra, that all the hate is coming from mostly US, when reading the Daily Mail comments almost all of them are from British cities.

        UK press is lieing and totally framing a narrative that most of the hate is coming from the US, especially with Brexit taking place in UK. My IT friend sees different numbers.
        Many of the U.K. Tabloids only looked at US comments, when they did their investigation, but not at UK comments, but they leave that part out to conveniently keep their narrative going.
        And some of those comments are even streamed by the UK tabloids themselves.

  3. chunkyla says:

    I maybe in the minority but I’m really liking Kate headband and the dark pink/light pink outfit combo!

    Harry’s gaze in the black and white photo is weird – he’s not looking at Archie but he’s also not looking directly at Meghan either. I think he’s looking at Meghan’s chest/shoulder area. I guess they just released the best picture of Archie regardless of anything else.

    And LOL at Harry’s shoe and sock combo! Everything else about the pictures are nice.

    • Aperitivo says:

      You’d have to imagine Kate can’t really wear anything people will like to something like this. Anything resembling a white colour? TRYING TO COPY MEGHAN. Dark colours? ACTING LIKE IT’S A FUNERAL. Bright colours? DRAWING ATTENTION TO HERSELF. I think it’s fine. I don’t love the Wife-of-Henry-VIII headbands but all the fancy milliners are making them, every society wedding I’ve been to this and last year has had quite a few of them.

      • Guest says:

        Ah, I didn’t realise. The society set are venturing into finely made headbands for events. Did Kate start this trend? Were they wearing headbands before last year? She’s one of the most visible high profile figures here in the UK so I guess she serves as inspiration to some. They are cute but I don’t think they go with every outfit.

      • Aperitvo says:

        I mean, there are only so many styles of headwear, and only a few really high-end milliners. So it would make sense for them to do a headband each season, and the last few years the younger posh set have thought them a fun change. I don’t think she’s made it a huge trend but I think her wearing them has slightly raised the profile.
        They don’t work for my face shape but they of course are a nice change and they don’t block views! Which is great at weddings etc.

      • Josie says:

        I’ve actually read that Kate’s not wearing a headband but a pillbox hat, and that’s the front edge of it. FWIW.

      • Aperitvo says:

        Josie you’re right!
        It’s this apparently:

        Don’t love it, personally, but it photographs nicer from the front than I think it would from the side. I do think the pink/red combo is nice, altogether.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Personally, I love headbands, fancy or otherwise. They keep the hair out of my eyes, help on a bad hair day (or a day I’m too lazy to blow-dry my hair lol). HAIL THE HEADBAND!

        I think it’s definitely for the under 50 crowd. I can’t imagine Cam in one lol (she does look like she’s had a pre-christening few, doesn’t she??)

      • Becks1 says:

        I didn’t mind the color of Kate’s dress, I just don’t like the actual dress itself.

      • minx says:

        Surprisingly I liked Kate’s dress. It’s that early 80s style that is on trend, not really my taste but it’s pretty and flattering. I wish we could have seen more of Meghan’s dress.

      • notasugarhere says:

        It isn’t just an 80s style and a copy of another McCartney she has in the same shade but alternate fabric. Look up Diana at Trooping the Colour 1985. Kate cosplaying again and not just with the earrings.

    • AB says:

      I like the headband too, it’s a more modern approach to a hat and actually serves the function of keeping your hair out of your face (something Kate is oft-criticized for). Plus you can wear your hair down and still look dressed up and put together. Viva la headband!

    • minx says:

      I’ll take headbands over some of those ridiculous fascinators.

  4. Weaver says:

    I don’t see any similarity in style or theme between the Kate and Sussex photos. One is showing a maternal theme (“here’s a loving mother and her baby”) and the other is depicting a united family.

    The Sussexes artistic photos always imply deeper meanings. Harry’s Hand on Meghan’s shoulder while he looks at Archie and Meghan looks at Harry. I get a “no one’s going to mess with my family” feel.

    • Kittycat says:

      I loved the black and white picture.

      It I’d really beautiful when you look at all those different aspects.

  5. Louise177 says:

    I’m assuming part of wanting to know the names is to find out if they are celebrities. But still I don’t get why the media is obsessed with it. Especially if they’re just average citizens.

    • Britt says:

      They want the information so they can write articles and columns. Anyone who is connected to Meghan is attacked, gaslighted and basically stalked because they have access. Look at how they treated Jessica Mulroney. Meghan’s celebrity friends are in the public eye and are somewhat used to the microscope.

      • marjorie says:

        The Fail in particular really seems to have it in for Jessica Mulroney and their articles generate a lot of really hateful, disturbing comments. Says a lot about that publication I guess.

      • Erinn says:

        Jessica Mulroney is kind of an idiot though, and it’s not like that family is new to bad press. Also some of the looks attributed to her were AWWWFFULLL.

    • skiff says:

      The main reason is the gossip SELLS!!! The more scandalous the gossip is the better for sales. Look at this site alone which is very pro Meghan and Harry, and these crazy gossip stories get so much play and comments on here. Granted people are saying how crazy and wrong they are, but still a lot of comments and air in general. Don’t even start on her crazy white Markle family, whose 15 min of fame should have died out a long time ago. Yet every occasion we get another comment from them and airplay on the I hate and I love the Sussexes sites. I haven’t read half of the crap people see on here, and it’s not like I’m not searching for the royals. I love reading good stories about all the young royals. It’s a life I just will never know, and parts seem so glamourous. Sorry, but I think the constant attention of this from the pro-Sussex sites just make it more!!! More clicks more money more similar stories it’s how it works.

    • Lady D says:

      They’re obsessed because the Sussex’s cannot be allowed to win this game. The press calls the shots, not these two. They know other celebs are watching and realizing they can handle their own press too, and the fact they may become obsolete is terrifying them. So they double down and spread worse stories, plus work harder than ever to get the family under their thumb.

    • ma-clarissa says:

      It seems as though Harry is saying the paparazzi will not make a living off of his sons back. His son is not for sale. He knows what it is to have every move chronicled by the media. He and his wife will be in control of media exposure. So folk get over it. The paternal Markle family is pissed, because they are not being given any exposure or opportunity to make money for their appearances. They don’t have any new “news” because they are not giving any opportunities
      for contact. I

  6. Sara says:

    It kinda looks like maybe Lady Jane borrowed Meghan’s hat from Wimbledon? Maybe she didn’t have one and the pic would’ve looked weird if she were the only hat-less one, lol.

  7. Lunde says:

    Has boozehound Camilla been on the pre-lunch cocktails? Her hat is at a seriously odd angle!

  8. Marjorie says:

    Everyone is missing the big move here – we have Lady Jane and Lady Sarah in a photo with The Duchess of Cornwall (formerly known in their family as The Rottweiler). Plus Charles and William just standing there, two future kings if it all works out. So political, despite the “privacy.”

    That said, I love H&M, and that’s an adorable baby.

    • Melly says:

      How is this picture political at all? Charles and William take pictures together all the time, this is nothing new.

    • Gingerbee says:

      WTH. What is so political about a christening picture. SMFH

    • skiff says:

      I don’t think she means political in the usual US sense, but in the more small political sense. Yes having Diana’s sisters with Charles the future King and the mistress who he cheated on their sister with and now his wife is yeah a bit of a political statement in a way. With William they are his aunts so not so much there.

      • Marjorie says:

        Yeah, I mean royal-family-political, not Brexit Political. Like, “see, we all get along in 2019.” If I were Jane or Sarah, it would take a lot to get me in a photo with Camilla, even all these years later. Might be something that a smart, earnest, breath-of-fresh-air, American Duchess could facilitate, though

      • Peg says:

        One of Diana’s sister dated Prince Charles.
        Diana sisters live in the present.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Yes, Lady Sarah is one of Charles’s many ex-girlfriends.

      • Montrealaise says:

        Apparently Harry is very close t o his maternal aunts so it would make sense that he invited them. And their relationship with Diana wasn’t always smooth – Diana humiliated Jane’s husband, Baron Fellowes. He was the Queen’s private secretary and when Andrew Morton’s book came out, he went to see Diana, who swore that she had nothing to do with the book. He reassured the Queen, giving her his word of honour that Diana was not involved – and later Morton confessed that all of the material in the book came from Diana herself. So her sisters might not have the animosity towards Camilla that Diana had.

    • Melissa says:

      These people run in the same social circles and see each other often. Camilla’s ex husband is at a lot of events and is friends with Princess Anne (they also had a romantic relationship decades ago). Diana’s siblings were at Harry and Meghan’s wedding. Many of them cheat and sleep around with each other. Their history is full of scandal and bad behavior.

      • Maria says:

        Yes, they are all part of the horsey set, shooting party scene, so I’m pretty sure that both Diana’s sisters had socialized with Camilla before. And Robert Fellowes, Jane’s husband hated Diana.

      • Salvation says:

        And i believe lady Sarah dated prince Charles before him and Diana hooked up, non?

      • Truthiness says:

        Regardless of the past, Harry and Will deserve to have Spencer relatives near and dear. But did Kate really need to show everyone that she has the pearls that Diana wore to Harry’s christening? That’s a flaunt, given this particular set of circumstances. Knowing the media will dig this out. Future queen consorts should be above that behavior. I would definitely be working on my day drinking game if I were there!

      • Lady D says:

        I thought Kate wearing those earrings was endearing. I thought she did it for Harry, not to score points.

      • blue36 says:

        @Lady D – despite all the proclaims of her trying not to steal the spotlight from the baby and the parents – her wearing the earrings that she did and the outfit as well (which don’t get me wrong looked nice) – did get a lot of attention. Anytime she wears anything Diana related – it always gets attention, so I don’t think it was particularly endearing especially given how there was story making rounds about Meghan being denied access to Diana’s jewels – JMO

      • chunkyla says:

        Agree Lady D, I didn’t see anything wrong with her wearing Diana’s earrings. I thought it was a nice touch.

        @blue36 – How can Meghan be denied access to Diana’s jewels when she has already worn some of Diana’s jewellery already? The pieces that Meghan has worn are not the ones that Kate has previously worn and they actually suit her minimalistic style better. This comes off like your trying to finding any reason to complain about Kate.

      • Tourmaline says:

        Yes, Diana’s sister Sarah dated Prince Charles in the late 70s. He dumped her after she talked to the press.

        I don’t get Kate wearing those pearl earrings as a point of criticism. She wears something much more distinctive of Diana’s everyday–a massive blue ring. Those pearl earrings are some of the nicest Kate has and I think it’s a nice sentimental gesture, if she knew Diana wore them to Harry’s own christening. They are also totally not Meghan’s style for jewelry so I doubt Meghan is jealous!

      • blue36 says:

        @chunklyla – I’m sorry but the amount of excuses that are made for Kate in these types of events are ridiculous. During the wedding she wore a “primrose yellow” dress and everyone was like – “oh you know something must have happened to the original dress that she had planned to wear.” Now in this scenario where she’s wearing a very bright pink with red pillbox and its short – “she probably wasn’t planning on sitting.” The amount of criticism Meghan got for wearing GREEN to Louis christening didn’t get any sort of defence but she was called an attention seeker. Yeah there is nothing wrong with her wearing Diana’s earrings at all, but the fact that she chose the ones that were worn during Harry’s baptism would definitely get an article written about it and would take some attention away from the event – there’s no excuse for that at all. Have you looked at the KP and SR ig page comment section – its filled with “Kate is stunning, she’s so beautiful, she stole the show, etc.” Heck even this comment section here is filled with how great Kate looks with some comments about Archie and that’s it. I rarely comment about Kate or even complain about her, but in this scenario she actually did steal the spotlight no matter what anyone says, when you see the family picture your eyes immediately rove towards where Kate’s sitting and away from the baby and the other family members. There are also tabloid articles saying that she stole the show. While the dress she chose may have been unintentional, the earrings definitely were not.

      • Lexa says:

        RE: Kate wearing Diana’s earrings, I’m not convinced it was an intentional reference, even though the girl loves sentimental throwbacks and theme dressing. Aside from her ring, the earrings are probably her most frequently worn piece from Diana’s collection—she brings them out for a lot of different events, and they looked great with this outfit. Even if it was an intentional move, I don’t see it as “creepy” or particularly pointed like some people do.

      • Anners says:

        @Maria – that’s what I’m interested in – vintage gossip. Why did Fellowes hate Diana? Whose dating history crossed over? I love the drama!

      • MrsBump says:


        So if ive understood this correctly, because Meghan has been on the end of a lot of unfair criticism, we should ALSO unfairly criticize Kate?
        Is this meant to somehow restore balance in the universe ?
        How about this for a novel idea : let’s not criticise women for such ridiculous reasons as wearing earrings with intents that may/may not be true.

      • Nic919 says:

        I wonder how much of Diana’s personal jewellery she took because she could have let Meghan wear the earrings Diana wore to Harry’s christening. It’s odd that she is wearing them herself. She has a ton of other options and trying to spin it as being thoughtful is a stretch. If my sister in law was wearing jewellery that my mother in law wore at my husband’s christening, I would be thinking that I am the one who should be wearing that jewellery not her. The most positive spin is that Kate was simply unaware of the connection and it was a coincidence. Otherwise it seems mean girl to not have let Meghan wear them.

      • Montrealaise says:

        Anners – Diana humiliated Jane’s husband, Baron Fellowes by making it look like he lied to the Queen. He was the Queen’s private secretary and when Andrew Morton’s tell-all book came out, at Her Majesty’s request he went to see Diana, who swore up and down that she had nothing to do with the book. He reassured the Queen, giving her his word of honour that Diana was not involved – and later Morton confessed that all of the material in the book came from Diana herself. It made him look like a fool or a liar.

      • chunkyla says:


        The earrings are not Meghan’s style anyway. I doubt Meghan would wear them even if she was offered them. So I don’t think its an issue tbh.

        and @MrsBump – 1000% agree with your post.

      • Maria says:

        @anners, to answer your question. Robert Fellowes, Jane’s husband was private secretary to the Queen in the 90’s. A bit of a stick in the mud, nevertheless, he liked things to be done properly.
        When the Morton book came out, he asked Diana if she had anything to do with it, she said no. Of course when it came out that she did, he went nuts, and offered his resignation to the Queen which she refused. He and Diana became archenemies after that. So it’s fair to say that Diana and Jane’s relationship was strained. And Fellowes hated Fergie, a cousin of his actually, she referred to him as “Bellows” because he yelled so much. With Diana’s other sister Sarah, the relationship was better and Sarah was one of her Ladies in Waiting. But i think that both sisters ran in Charles’s circle quite a bit, and of course Diana was involved with several men at the time, two of whom were married. The nineties were fun, I tell you, and this was before internet.

      • blue36 says:

        @ MrsBump – I don’t think its unfair criticism at all, the dress doesn’t bother me as much as the fact that she wore Diana’s earrings that Diana had worn during Harry’s baptism. Regardless of which royal it is whenever a Diana piece is worn there will be articles about it – so yes she did steal some attention away from the couple + their child and she’s been a royal for many years to know that the Diana tribute mentions would come, this is not new territory for her. I don’t understand how people find this endearing at all, it comes off as passive aggressive. However, I do hope you keep this same energy about undeserved criticism regarding Meghan when she’s accused of “stealing the spotlight” and being an “attention seeker” – a favourite criticism of hers that many (including yourself) have used often.

        @Nic919 – regarding the jewelry split, I don’t think the brothers really split it among themselves 50/50 after Diana passed away, most likely they kept it all together and whenever they married, the wives would get to choose what they want – thus Kate has the many substantial pieces because she got to choose first?

    • norah says:

      charles is the grandfather or have you forgotten – william is unfortunately the uncle and why shouldnt the aunts be there –

  9. Digital Unicorn says:

    Lovely photos and they don’t have to release the god parents names. I like that Diana’s sisters were included in the photo too, although I wonder if Earl Spencer was there?

    Re: the Cambridges. The Fail had a piece about how William looked like he was eating sour lemons and Kate looked like she want to leave. Compared to everyone else they do look a little stiff. Also Kate’s headband and shoes do not match the dress.

    Chuck, Cams and Doria all look they are having a good time.

    • chunkyla says:

      At first I though William looked sour too but when you zoom in to the picture of William it actually looks like he’s trying to control an ill-timed smirk/laughter.

      • skiff says:

        What I noticed when someone mentioned William and Kate was that William has the same smile as his Aunt right beside him. Kate has the same smile she always has at most events, but I can’t believe how short her dress seems with her sitting. Sure it’s an appropriate length, but generally shorter than most of her dresses at these types of religious events. She seems concerned how her legs are positioned.

    • Guest says:

      The red was a great contrast with the pink. Lose the headband and I think Kate pulls off pink and red beautifully. It’s all in how one carries themselves and she has certainly come a long way!

    • Vv says:

      To be honest,everyone looks a bit strained and stiff,even Doria. And I agree about William,it looks like he’s controlling a smirk,lol.
      Posing for these pics may be awkward.
      I bet there’re other pics where the adults look better,but the priority is always the baby in choosing these portraits, because it’s difficult to get a good pic where he’s looking at the camera,with open eyes..

    • BeanieBean says:

      Possibly not. Lady Jane & Lady Sarah live in England, the Earl Spencer lives in South Africa. Hey may visit the ancestral home from time to time. Unless something’s changed.
      And I like that Kate wore the differing shades of one color. Usually she goes for a direct match in everything.

  10. Sierra says:

    There also was a gorgeous close up picture of Archie and he is a gorgeous boy.

    • Citresse says:

      Yes, Archie is a gorgeous baby….when i first saw the photos, they took my breath away.
      And Diana’s sisters in the Christening photo? Really, really lovely.
      William looked good too. Tall, wow!!!!, he towers over everyone.
      Didn’t like the red and pink on Kate.
      I would’ve liked to see Harry in more formal shoes.
      Camilla looked stylish.
      It would have been better to have Doria seated in a chair beside H and M and Camilla standing beside Charles.
      Still wish HM had been there.

    • Bella Bella says:

      I was gonna say… That is one pretty baby!!! So sweet and good-natured looking.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      He is a beautiful baby, isn’t he? Mommy’s big eyes.

  11. OzJennifer says:

    That’s a mighty cute baby – for a cabbage patch doll that was born from a fake-pregnancy pillow. Or have the Daily Mail commenters moved on to a new conspiracy now? 🙂

    • IlsaLund says:

      I think now the conspiracy is that Archie is a stunt baby. He’s Harry’s biological child but not Meghan’s. I swear people are just plain crazy.

  12. I’m here for the hats! Camilla’s was ok, pretty but I usually expect ginormous. Lady Jane really phoned it in. Doria is just so perfect, DoS absolutely nailed it, she is just so radiant! That thing on Kate’s head should be tossed in a bin with Harry’s shoes and killed with fire.
    The close ups of Archie made my dusty old ovaries explode!!!

    • PrincessK says:

      Lol! The black and white picture of the trio is the best yet, just amazing! Baby Archie really is beautiful, rosebud lips, and those lashes, he is going to be strikingly handsome…he appears to be smiling with contentment being in close proximity to his loving parents.

  13. BengalCat😻 says:

    Duchess Meghan has the most beautiful smile
    ever. She just shines and exudes kindness. I don’t follow the Royal Family, but Harry and Meghan give me FEELINGS!

    • Princess Caroline says:

      Me toooooo!! I have had a rough couple years in the dating department and these two give me hope. They’re so lovely and I totally agree about her smile. Something about her is just warm and welcoming.

      • BengalCat😻 says:

        I’ve had a rough few years with dating too, but it’s taught me to appreciate my alone time and my wonderful friendships. Our future loves are out there!❤

  14. Universe says:

    Archie is so so cute, looks like harry with a splash meg.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      All Harry with Meghan’s nose. I LOVE that he seems to be a ginger! Beautiful baby; lovely family. Many wishes for health and happiness for them all.

      • Hotsauceinmybag says:

        Yes, ITA agree about Archie’s features. He is sooo cute, nom nom nom.

  15. Evil Owl says:

    Doria Ragland is the scene stealer here, so regal and elegant. Also love Kate’s matching shoes & headband, it was a striking contrast to the pale tones of her outfit. The menfolk as usual, are nothing to write home about; so much blandness in their genes

    • MoonTheLoon says:

      I always wonder what’s going on in Doria’s mind during these photo shoots. She always looks so composed and dignified. But on the inside, I’ll bet she’s thinking, “Holy s*$t, this is so surreal!” She is now firmly cemented into world history, after all.

    • Gail says:

      Couldn’t agree more, Doris is stunning from head to toe! I need to know more about that gorgeous brooch.
      Meghan is also perfection from head to toe, gorgeous, glowing with happiness.
      I’d love to have a drink with Camilla, she looks like fun. Kate looks very must to me this summer, I wish she’d take a cue from Queen Letizia, who has regal style for days.
      I see a family here that now looks like so many of our families. It makes me happy.

      • Gail says:

        Couldn’t agree more, Doria is stunning from head to toe! I need to know more about that gorgeous brooch.
        Meghan is also perfection from head to toe, gorgeous, glowing with happiness.
        I’d love to have a drink with Camilla, she looks like fun. Kate looks very mumsy to me this summer, I wish she’d take a cue from Queen Letizia, who has regal style for days.
        I see a family here that now looks like so many of our families. It makes me happy.

    • Annie says:

      Doria is my favorite person in this picture and in pretty much any RF interaction. I don’t know how she does it, but she out-Queens the Queen. There’s a poise and graceful detachment about her which I’d give my pinky finger to possess.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Doria is a beautiful woman who is also very, very photogenic!

  16. Beli says:

    Archie is adorable! Look at those cheeks! And he really looks like both Harry and Meghan, so I wonder where the conspiracy theorists are going to jump to next.

    I can’t lie, the press have had me in hysterics this week with their manufactured outrage.

  17. DS9 says:

    Kate looks like she’s about to bust out in a rousing version of Just a Spoonful of Sugar.

  18. Guest says:

    Doria looks lovely; she is effortlessly stylish – dare I say her looks with the Royal family have been far more regal than her daughters. She carries herself beautifully and holds her own around royalty – it’s refreshing. Archie has Meghan’s doe eyes, so cute! M looks beautiful & happy, I’d like to see more of her outfit. I’m not even going to comment on Harry’s shoes and socks hahaha mess. Will looks like Will but I did go back to see last years christening portrait and Harry has the same expression on his face and he looks like a sour puss in the videos. The problem is with the brothers, not the wives. I don’t think M&K are best buddies – they are probably cordial and polite enough when they meet, but that’s it. On that note, I guess I’m in the minority on here but I think Kate looks gorgeous with the pink and red. I’m not feeling the headband but the shoes are hot. Kate has a stunning figure; those toned legs & thighs are yummy. I’ll be on my way now haha

    • Salvation says:

      I love me some Doria, nuff said.
      Kate looks the most bland of all the women in this picture. I don’t know what the intention behind the length of her dress was but I’ll leave it at that.
      Meghan is just Meghan, except for that gorgeous smile, her dress is just plain white, nothing to say about it.
      Archie is a very cute beautiful little boy, no one steals his thunder, he rules in every way possible.
      The brothers might be fighting, but there’s nothing to indicate any animosity between the two in this picture, nor in the previous christening pictures. People are just projecting, there’s no story here.
      Duchess of Cornwall and the Spenser sisters seem to have put their differences out the window now, they seem to get along, or at least that’s what it seems in this picture.

  19. Moose says:

    OMG! What a photo, love it, love them! Love the black and white artsy shot too as black & white photos are my favourite, always seem more atmospheric. I have some B&W Ansel Adams photos down my stairs. How cute is Archie? Doria as always looks amazing as does Camilla, Meghan and Harry. Nice to see Diana’s sisters there too, they must be very proud, no sign of Diana’s brother (maybe he was otherwise engaged?).

    William looks like something is up his backside, and Kate… well what can I say? Dreadful 80s dress…. looks like something she found at the back of the wardrobe that’s washed-out-faded. Although of coursed the daily fail called her stunning.

    Would love to have seen a photo of just Charles with Archie, but very happy with the 2 that have been released.

    And WHY have W&K also released the christening picture? Trying to increase traffic and likes to their own IG page?

    Damn you RRs for trying to ruin this beautiful trio of a family with your racist hatred and lies… Shout out to Omid Scobie for his sensible piece in the Independent yesterday…

    • chunkyla says:

      “”And WHY have W&K also released the christening picture? Trying to increase traffic and likes to their own IG page?”

      Maybe because William and Kate were in the picture!?. The picture was also posted on the Royal Family’s Twitter and Instagram as well as the Twitter and Instagram accounts of Clarence House!

      • Aperitivo says:

        I’m going to throw out two crazzzzzzzy theories here, hold on:
        – One, it’s an enormous conspiracy, they want to steal web traffic to their own IG page, so they can increase page views and start selling slimming tea and the like, really get that sponcon going
        – Two, they want to show support and maybe, oh I don’t know, they like their new nephew.

      • skiff says:

        The monarchy is a whole, and even though people like the bickering either gossip created or real between the family members, reality is as long as the public is paying even part of their bills all traffic is good traffic, and the more the merrier. You can’t have an Archie & Meghan without a Harry, William and Charles. Sorry it’s all together.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      This is the same dress she wore to TQ’s Christmas lunch. We had a shot of her in it, in the car (hair down). SHE’S THRIFTY!! SHE’S THE FUTURE QUEEN WHO “RECYCLES” HER CLOTHES! 😄 I think Kate looks lovely here, though her smile looks half-a$$ed; Will does look like he’s trying not to laugh (and wondering when he can leave lol). Meg and Harry look radiantly happy. Cam looks smashed lol. Doria has got a great personal style (not completely loving the hat though that color looks gorgeous on her). Diana’s sister (Sarah?? in the fedora)…what was she thinking?? Everyone else is dressed up and she looks like she’s going down to the pub!

  20. MoonTheLoon says:

    Archie is absolutely adorable! I can see the “ski-slope Markle nose” starting to take shape on him already.

  21. TheOriginalMia says:

    The B&W picture is my favorite. Their little family…the love. Archie is adorable. A nice mix of Harry & Meghan.

    Doria was queen today! So elegant and regal in her outfit and hat.

    Meghan looked lovely as well. I don’t care if it was new or bespoke. It’s her son’s christening. She can buy a new outfit for it.

    Kate looked alright. I hate the pussybow. Why?! Otherwise the headband shoe combo were alright.

    I have no idea where Lady Jane thought she was going, but her sister knew it was a christening.

    Love Camilla’s new hat. Wish it were bigger, but she toned it down for the occasion.

  22. IlsaLund says:

    Archie is so cute and adorable. Love those chubby cheeks. It’s still too early to tell who he looks like cause baby’s features change constantly. But I do suspect he may be a ginger like Harry. It will be interesting to see how his looks change over time. He’ll probably look like a combination of Harry and Meghan as he grows. And if he looks anything like Meghan, what will the tin foil hats say then?😂

  23. IlsaLund says:

    Archie is so cute and adorable. Love those chubby cheeks. It’s still too early to tell who he looks like cause baby’s features change constantly. But I do suspect he may be a ginger like Harry. It will be interesting to see how his looks change over time. He’ll probably look like a combination of Harry and Meghan as he grows. And if he looks anything like Meghan, what will the tin foil hats say then?😂

  24. tempest prognosticator says:

    They all look nice. Doria is perfection in that color. Kate looks pretty in pink. Camilla looks like she’s a lot of fun. The Sussex trio look healthy and happy.

  25. Enn says:

    Good gravy, Harry, would it have killed you to wear actual dress shoes to your son’s christening?

    Everyone else looks lovely except for Lady Jane. Maybe she didn’t know she was going to be photographed? I like the pink/peach tones going with Doria, Lady Sarah, and Kate. Meg looks beautiful in white and I love her hat!

    Re: the length of Kate’s dress, I’m wondering if she thought she’d be standing for photos. IG says it’s a rewear from last December.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      She wore it to TQ’s Christmas lunch last year. There’s a photo of her in it in the car over.

  26. Seraphina says:

    Congratulations to Harry and Meghan on the christening of Archie. Archie is adorable. A bit of both his parents.

    Doria looks so serene. She has a certain calm and regal air to her. And everyone can see it. No denying it. And Lady Jane with that hat, why was she thinking??? She looks like she is about to go on safari. Kate, well I don’t like this look at all. I agree it’s so 80s and the headband looks off. I also don’t like how short it is. She would greatly benefit from lessons from Spain’s Queen. Who always pulls it off somehow. And Wills, something is unsettling about how he looks. I hope it is laughter he is trying to control but I find his pose strange.

    And I thought my family had its problems!!!! They are relatable in that respect 🤣

  27. BC says:

    1. This familys so beautiful! The black and white photo got me crying…
    2. Dorias skin is too die for, so gorgeous !
    3. Where can i get a replica of Kates dress at a cheap price? Anyone know what such a design is called?

    • Enn says:

      3. It’s by Stella McCartney with a pussy bow at the neckline. I’m sure there are knockoffs online!

    • Penguin says:

      Kate’s dress is definitely old, she wore it last Christmas and people are saying for Philips 90th bday- Though that version looks more shiny to me. It’s very 80s but the shorter length suits her better than the midi dresses she’s wearing lately.

  28. Geraldine says:

    I don’t like Kate is wearing, how do they choose who gets what from Diana’s jewellery?

    • entine says:

      Maybe the official jewels that wives of kings have worn will go to Kate, and some of the most personal will go to Meghan, but some will go to Kate also.

    • Guest says:

      Diana’s jewellery collection was split between Harry and William. Kate has worn a number of Diana’s pieces over the years and she has the big guns – the sapphire suite. I don’t see the brothers swapping jewellery for their wives to wear so we won’t be seeing Meghan wearing the pieces Kate wears. Harry has the aquamarine ring which looked lovely on Meghan. Maybe we’ll see what other pieces he has in the future when Meghan wears them.

    • margie says:

      I was hoping to come here and see something, ANYTHING, about the earrings Kate wore. I found it odd that she would wear the earrings Diana wore to Harry’s christening to Archie’s christening. I know she loves all sorts of Diana cosplay and weird repeating of outfits/jewelry/looks, but I am viewing this from my lens- if it were me, and I liked Meghan, I would say, you should wear these! Diana wore these to Harry’s christening! But if I wanted to be passive aggressive, I would wear those earrings and make sure Meghan knew their significance. But maybe that is just me.

  29. Sofia says:

    Ah adorable! Right now I can’t tell who Archie looks like but that’s because I’m terrible at telling which kid looks like which parent in general.

    There is something “off” about Kate. I can’t put my finger on it. She looks “younger” but something is bugging me.

    But I really do love the colour on Kate and the shoes

  30. Talie says:

    At first, i did think it was real extra of them to make a big to-do over not announcing the godparents or allowing a camera to capture the comings and goings as is usual. I even cringed a bit because I knew the floodgates would open, but on the other hand, we don’t know what they deal with privately. The barely disguised racism in the media and ongoing vitriol has probably led to a lot of security concerns for them and they rightly should be concerned about anyone attached to them also experiencing harassment.

    As for Archie, he looks way more like Harry then I would’ve anticipated! He must have strong genes.

  31. Josie says:

    The photos are lovely — I like the continuity of taking the formal family photo in the same place as their wedding photos. The Wessex children were also baptized in the private chapel at Windsor and their formal photos were taken in a cream and gold room, so the setting seems like a specific and symbolically sweet choice.

    I went back and looked, and Anne had video news recording at Zara’s christening, with the Queen holding baby Zara as they all bustled around before the photos. I wish Harry the very best of luck in raising Archie out of the public eye, but I hope he remembers that his cousins managed to be private not because of press restrictions (Peter and Zara appeared regularly in “behind the scenes” news features about the Queen, there is some charming footage of them at Balmoral) but because no one really cared about them. And people really care about him.

    Also, the more we see of Harry’s married press strategy, the more I realize how deeply he disliked the role the press played in his childhood. I think of the documentary filmed at Highgrove, or the skiing press calls, or the many times his mother took him out with the press in tow, and see how fiercely Harry doesn’t want that for his children. It’s all a bit retroactively sad, really, to realize how unhappy that all made him.

    • Salvation says:

      None of Harry’s cousins nor their parents were subjected to abuse, bullying and racism so…..apples and oranges.

      • Guest says:

        You are kidding, right? Of course they aren’t going to experience racism – they’re the ones likely to dole it out though – including Harry – but Fergie? Eugenie? Beatrice? They have definitely been harassed by the media and public. Remember what happened to Camilla?

  32. Penguin says:

    Aww…Archie has Harry’s face and Meghan’s eyes. He somehow looks a bit like George at his christening.
    Doria looks fab, like Doria’s and Camilla’s hats. Looks like William just let one rip and Kate’s pretending she didn’t notice.
    Wish the Spencer sister in the middle was more square, it’s throwing the photo off a bit

  33. Flying fish says:

    Meghan and her Mom looked beautiful, from what I could see.
    Seeing Diana’s sister in the mix was a treat.

    The pussy bow look, dress length, and headband seemed like throwing it all in Kate, the only thing missing was the buttons.

  34. Rapunzel says:

    The B&W photo is especially lovely, but of course the fail had an article about such arty photos are bad and that H&M risk making fans “jaded”.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I couldn’t quite follow their reasoning on the B/W photo used here & others the Sussexes have published. I knew the Fail was trying to be snarky, I just couldn’t see the point they were trying to make.

  35. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    Kate’s hat thing and Harry’s shoes both need to go in the bin. Otherwise I think everyone looks lovely. I just wanna kiss those fat baby cheeks!

  36. Princess Caroline says:

    Doria looks like a GD Queen! Always love when she’s out and about with the Sussexes.

  37. Melissa says:

    The black and white photo is the best. Just gorgeous! The family photo doesn’t look cohesive. The Sussexes are a beautiful glowing family. I like Kate’s color combo, but not for a christening. Doria is a queen, and I wanted to see more of her outfit!

  38. Lainey F says:

    I love these photos. Meghan and Harry are just glowing. She is the embodiment of “And Still I Rise,” by Maya Angelou. It must be terribly frustrating to Wee Dickie Arbiter and his ilk that they can’t control her or block her light. I love that Harry’s aunties are included. Lovely way to honor Diana. Are they usually in the christening group photos? I don’t know anything about the other royal babies.

    Dowdy pussy bow aside, I think the pink and red is cute and festive. Kate’s smile looks genuine to me. Everyone (almost) is beaming and looks happy and relaxed. Bless Camilla, she brought her flask and I love her for it. She let everyone take a swig. Except for poor William. Let the man have some gin so he can join in the fun.

    • Tami says:

      I think Kate looks pleasant, but if you look at her eyes, they aren’t smiling. This is a social smile, not a real sign of happiness. At least she is trying, though, which is more than can be said about William.

      • Lainey F. says:

        You may be right, @Tami. Maybe she needed more of Camilla’s gin.

      • Elisa says:

        Meh, that’s just projection. You could say the same about Doria: she looks like she doesn’t wanna be there (which is of course not true!)

  39. Nev says:

    Congratulations to Master Archie!!!!

  40. Becks1 says:

    I don’t like the family photo – I’m not sure why. I think it looks weird with Kate sitting in the front row, but off to the side – it makes me think she was supposed to stand next to William, but with the heels and hat she ended up being too tall* so they sat her down?

    *I’m not criticizing her height so the height police don’t need to come for me lol. I’m saying for photography purposes, she may have unbalanced the back row since besides William, they are all shorter.

    I hate Kate’s dress, ugh. The color itself is nice though and I like that, I am glad she didn’t go for gray or a more neutral color. I kind of would have loved if she had worn olive green though, just to be like “THIS IS A FINE COLOR FOR A CHRISTENING.”

    I don’t get any “William isn’t happy” vibes like IG/twitter is trying to make happen – I get a “I’m going to laugh but cant so I’m doing this instead.” And Kate just looks like Kate.

    I don’t like Harry’s outfit though. Those shoes! the wales boys need a shoe intervention.

    ETA meant to add that I LOVE the black and white photo. Gorgeous!

  41. Linda says:

    Awwww baby Archie looks adorable and Meghan is just glowing. I love love love what Kate is wearing, my eyes instantly went straight to her. Beautiful picture.

  42. Lexa says:

    Archie is so cute! He’s got Harry’s head shape, but I think he favors Meghan.

    I thought everyone looked nice except for Harry, who looks slightly underdressed next to Meghan in bespoke Dior and mismatched between the shoes/socks/suit colors.

    I selfishly wish we could have seen the arrivals to see a little more of Meghan’s dress. I might have liked Kate’s better without the neck detailing but overall I like the color combo on her and I think she looks so much younger with her hair down and out of her face. It’s a very “pretty princess” look. Best dressed definitely goes to Doria, though!

    Initially I thought there was a weird vibe to the group shot, but now I think Harry and Meghan picked the photo they and Archie looked best in, which is their right! LOL Will’s face isn’t any grumpier than Harry’s was in the big group shot at Louis’ christening and it seems more like he’s holding in a laugh to me. On the other hand, no one in that back row seems to be smiling and/or totally ready for the shot—even Charles (who looks like he’s wondering if he left his stove on) and Doria (who looks serene and focused).

    On that note, it would have made more sense to me to have Doria sitting and Kate standing, though maybe that would have highlighted Meghan only having one family member there? I actually think Kate was probably expecting to stand (which is how her kids’ christening photos were arranged) and maybe that’s why she didn’t double check the length of her dress while sitting.

    • Penguin says:

      I think they’ve deliberately placed her next to Charles. If she’d been siting where Kate is, she would look isolated from the core group.

      • Lexa says:

        Good point, Penguin. I think the pillow is there to support Meghan’s arm, but I wish they had chosen a smaller one or better centered Harry and Meghan on the couch to create less visual distance, or had everyone standing. My guess is that they needed the two chairs on either side to balance out the amount of people standing behind the small loveseat. I think the everyone-but-the-Queen stands in the Cambridge photos worked because the couches they sat on were bigger and they always had more than two people on it.

    • Olenna says:

      Good summary and observations, Lexa! You might be right about picking the best shot of Archie and your description of William’s expression made me laugh. Kate looked nice (I didn’t mind the red and pink combo), Doria looked very chic and Harry needs a new pair of shoes. All in all, it was nice photo, though.

  43. Mumbles says:

    I’m in the minority but I love Kate’s look, and I usually roll my eyes at Stella McCartney and that color. But the combo of the shows and the headband (or pillbox) makes the look kinda stylishly retro, I could see Princess Margaret pulling this look off in the mid/late 1960s. (And I mean that as a compliment. Margaret ran with the 60s smart set.)

    Prince Charles looks absolutely chuffed, he loves this new little guy.

    I like Meghan’s dress better than Kate’s christening looks, which I think were in some part, small as it may have been, designed to show off how she lost her baby weight.

    And Archie is the star, I agree that he has his momma’s eyes, and so alert!

  44. Mary Davey says:

    It a shame that the juvenile press and most people focus on gossip and looks. Its overkill. I know this wasn’t a charity event, but this noise overshadows their charities. As an outsider I find the monarchy, racist and press pathetic. How do you allow a member of your family to be PUBLICLY STONED FOR 2 years.

    This behavior isn’t going unnoticed. The commonwealth countries are predominantly melanated. The treatment of Meghan and her child is a disgrace. We the outsiders are looking at these so call upper class people act a fool. The behavior is ratchet and ghetto. The underprivileged don’t drag people for 2 years. England has come across as classless,no hospitality, damn right weak, petty, racist and sexist. The can pull that cognitive dissonance card all day everyday. The fact remains that Andrew and Williams transgression isn’t reported. The Cambridge have been called lazy and boring. They haven’t done anything. The old British system is DEAD like it or not. The overkill in parades, haves and have nots, cyberbullying and kiddy media coverage comes across as a country stuck in the past and not willing to change. The media in England is out of control. They want to blame this public stoning on America. Hell no I truly believe Meghan is being used as a distraction. That pervert Andrew needs to be exposed. What he’s done is a lot worse then anything the Sussex has done. Why hasn’t the media talk about all the natural disasters, low birthrate, teen pregnancy, increase newborn disorder, C. auris and measle epicdemic, poleshift, nibiru and suicide in Europe. The monarchy could end this BS but they love OVERKILL CHAOS. How does a unknown who actness who never appeared in tabloids become dysfunctional and hated marrying into this family. I don’t get it. Its overkill the Sussex need to leave England so when it england FALLS they can’t be blamed! Get out of dodge!!!!!!!

  45. JanetDR says:

    The black and white photo is giving me all the feels this morning! Archie looks to be a nice blend of mom and dad.

  46. Shelby says:

    Canadian here.

    Re: godparents wanting privacy …

    Believe you me, Jessica Mulroney WANTS the attention and she wants you to think she was at the christening whether she was, or not. That’s her MO. Attention x 100. She says nothing about MM but she “SAYS” a lot in IG posts.

    Perhaps the other godparents ( if JM was one) requests privacy.

    The whole Private Archie …

    I believe the Sussex’s did not have a choice. They were told no title. So they ran with the whole privacy thing.
    I believe MM would have wanted him to have a title. And, TBH, I would too! Why not?! Harry, perhaps not.

    When PA becomes a Prince, and he will when Charles becomes King, they will run with that.

    I read an article last night about MM playint both sides of this…

    I’m not criticizing as I would, too. I think most of us would.

    Regardless the hoopla, they are doing everything as they see fit. I don’t see anything wrong with that.

    If the Queen objects to something they will be told. Until then, carry on.

    • Nic919 says:

      I agree that Jessica Mulroney would not be against having press attention, but I don’t think she is a godparent because she is Jewish and you have to be Christian to be a godparent and more specifically a Christian baptized in a faith that believes in the trinity. I think this rules out Serena as well.

    • Mego says:

      I think you’re way off base in most of your comments. Harry and Meghan wanted private and I don’t think they will ever give Archie a title. Harry is well aware of the situation and I don’t think Meghan is pretentious.

      Jessica Mulroney is in the industry but I can’t imagine she wants her life ripped apart by the unhinged press so would prefer privacy. Anyway as said, Godparents in the Church of England must be baptized Christians so perhaps the friends who accompanied Meghan to Wimbledon were the Godparents.

    • Lurkmode says:

      While Archie wasn’t entitled to be called HRH* or Prince, he was entitled to be Earl of Whatever, just like Edward’s kids are Lady & Viscount (and they actually are entitled to be HRH). Yet, they chose not to give Archie any of Harry’s subsidiary titles.

      I don’t understand why people think H & M were forced not to give Archie a subsidiary title or he wasn’t given a prince title …Archie will be entitled to be styled HRH Prince Archie when Charles becomes King, if that’s Harry, Meghan or Archie’s choice.

      At any rate, upon Harry’s death, Archie will be the new Duke of Sussex.

      Archie is going to get a title, it’s just a matter of when.

      *If the Queen had abided by the 1917 Letters Patent, neither Charlotte or Louis would be HRH Princess/Prince. They would just be Lady Charlotte and Lord Louis. It’s my understanding they were given those titles to prevent a firstborn Charlotte being styled “Lady Charlotte” (while being 3rd in line to the throne) but her younger brother George being styled “Prince George.”

      And unless you are Anglican, which most Americans are NOT, then you shouldn’t care who Archie’s godparents are. People just want to know because they “know” Meghan chose an unsuitable person to be Archie’s godmother.

      • LizB says:

        “And unless you are Anglican, which most Americans are NOT, then you shouldn’t care who Archie’s godparents are. People just want to know because they “know” Meghan chose an unsuitable person to be Archie’s godmother.”

        Ding ding ding! This is exactly the reason. I’m so glad to find someone who just tells it like it is.

  47. Anonymous says:

    All these people whining about the names of the godparents not being available and yet it clear as day stated in the announcement that the godparents don’t want to be revealed. What else was Harry and Meghan supposed to do? It’s like people fail to have reading comprehension when it comes to these two.

  48. N says:

    I love this photo, like all the hats, taking fashion chances is my favorite. He looks just like both!

  49. Lily says:

    Absolutely adorable photos 🙂

  50. Guest says:

    Everyone looks nice in that pic except William. He looks fat and bloated. No a good picture of him at all.

  51. Sam says:

    Archie looks like mostly like Meghan but i can also see Harry,he’s a lil cutie

    The entitlement some have over the Sussexes is disgusting, they arent your slave just because 2.4 million was spent in fixing their home. We also spent 1.4 million on a mausoleum and 1 million on a driveway.

    In the real world,outside the bubble of royal press and watchers, people didnt care about not getting the names of godparents of a royal baby or about the christening.

  52. Sparky says:

    I like Kate’s dress perhaps minus the pussy bow. At least this bow is shorter than that of the Royal Ascot outfit. Overall the gossip/tabloid press has been positive about the dress which I find amusing. If Meghan had worn a dress of that length they would have gone crazy—how dare the peasant American dress like a harlot to such an event. She wants all the attention to be on her. Good grief!!!

  53. Mego says:

    I find it noteworthy that Harry makes a point to include the Spencer family and give them a prominent place at his major life events. We didn’t see that at all with William. I think it speaks to Harry’s warm and loving character that he does that tbh.

    • Peg says:

      And he did invite Fergie to his wedding, just saying.

    • Guest says:

      Hmmm I don’t think that’s true. The Spencer side of the family are always included with William’s major life events, he just doesn’t feel the need to release those moments to the public. I’m not saying Harry did anything wrong here but privacy for his special occasions is always paramount to Will. We don’t know what they lavishly get up to for birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, family/friend events, etc. You hardly hear of any leaks. It seems he only shows the kids and releases the family pics/videos because he knows he *has* to. Honestly, I think if it was up to Will, the public would get a family photo once every five years or something, lol.

    • Lady D says:

      I think that’s why Billy-boy has such a sour look on his face. He knows he should have invited them to his kid’s christenings.

  54. Evie says:

    Baby Archie is adorable. Archie’s christening gown for the win!! ! After that, Doria looks the best, IMO. Her dress and hat are classic and elegant and the peach color compliments her complexion perfectly.

    Everyone else looks fine. But what is up with the safari hat on Lady Jane Fellowes? Yikes.

  55. kerwood says:

    It’s a lovely family picture. The grandparents look happy and proud. Doria’s regal presence makes up for the absence of the Queen. Harry and Meghan are beaming with pride and happiness but would it have killed Harry to put on a decent suit and pair of shoes.

    The inclusion of the Spencer aunts is such a lovely touch and shows how thoughtful Harry is. His mother can’t be there so her sisters are there to represent her.

    What to say about the Cambridges? I like that Kate passed up on the beige shoes, but the dress is a disaster. Kate needs to stop getting her fashion advice from her mother because she dresses like a middle-aged woman. Death to the pussy-bow.

    William looks pissy. It would be nice is he could squeeze out a smile for his nephew’s christening but William doesn’t do what he doesn’t want to do.

    I love the other picture that was released. There’s no need to have more pictures. We have the family and the extended family. The godparents don’t want to be named because they don’t want to deal with the death threats and the bullshit the Sussex family has do deal with on an hourly basis. There are some that think that the Sussex family is owned because of the 3 million spent on the house. Well, the godparents AREN’T the property of the British taxpayer and if they choose to stay private, HARD CHEESE!!!

    • Sparky says:

      The manner in which the friends of Meghan who accompanied her to Wimbledon were treated by the press is prima facie evidence that the proper decision was made re releasing the godparent’s names. Further, it’s my understanding that the oh so public Cambridges released the names of the godparents and permitted pics of arrivals and departures but EVERYTHING else was private.

      • IlsaLund says:

        I’ve always wondered if there was a quid pro quo with the media…that’s why the Cambridges did the pap stroll with arrivals and departures for their children’s christenings….(Removes tin foil hat)

  56. april says:

    Gorgeous photos. The one with Meghan, Harry and baby is so preciously perfect.

  57. cannibell says:

    I’ve been trying to find the right time and place to post this, but ever since the Sussex’s named their little guy Archie I’ve been thinking about Mark Everett of the Eels, who also has an Archie and released this little lullaby on his most excellent album “The Deconstruction.” I hope Harry & Meghan are singing it to him.

    Actually – bonus! I found this video…..Everett made them a Christening gift!

  58. Tami says:

    Anyone else get the feeling H&M chose this family photo because it was beautiful of them, but mediocre of W&K? Given the amount of turmoil between the brothers, it would be a bit of petty revenge to post an unflattering image of Will, while H&M look gorgeous.

    • Peg says:

      No only conspiracy theorist did.

    • Mego says:

      No I don’t get that feeling at all. Poor William doesn’t photograph well and Kate looks lovely in this picture. Harry and Meghan look ok but the other picture of them is nicer.

    • jennifer says:

      big nope.

    • Elisa says:

      No, Kate looks lovely, Wills his usual grumpy self. IMO the Spencer ladies look really weird with the hats, so according to your theory Harry must have an issue with them…which doesn’t make sense at all…

    • Mignionette says:

      This picture was released three hours after it was taken (you can see the clock in the picture).

      I don’t think there is any conspiracy, rather I think they chose the first picture in which Archie is vaguely looking in the right direction hence why everyone else looks like they are out of sync and only Harry, Meg and Archie look like they are in frame/ sync,

      Also if you look carefully, Archie is looking to his right hand side of the room, which suggests he is being distracted by a toy and I also think that is why William is struggling to stifle a laugh and why the other people in the picture don’t look ready.

      So in a sense the only message will be (if we see any further pictures) see what you get RR’s when you’re inpatient and rush the process.

      Personally I am glad they didn’t allow the RR’s access. The only point of that access would have been to (1) tear apart Meg, Harry, Archie, (2) comment on Meg, Harry, Kate and Billy body language / family dynamics (3) make up more protocol stories about Meg and as someone very correctly identified above (4) rip apart the god parents.

      Everyone is focusing on the unsuitability of Meg’s potential choices, but they seem to forget she went to one of the best universities in the US so would have a pick of so called ‘eligible’ friends to choose from.

      Maybe it’s Harry who wanted to protect his choice of God parents who were likely controversial choices because of their links with Diana or his active service?

      In the end, this is their child and no amount of Tax payer money gives any RR that level of entitlement, which is what I believe they have shown us this week, It irks me that at 2 months they are annoyed at Archie being a private citizen and are looking fro ways to get him to inherit his father’s family clown status already just because his mother is a bi-racial actress from their wrong side of the tracks.

      The RR’s are trash and they have treated Meghan like trash. We got our pictures 3 hours after they were taken. The Cambridges and other Royals usually take 3 days to release photos. What more do the press want ?

  59. blunt talker says:

    I am so glad Diana’s sisters were included to represent her. Harry was very wise and thoughtful about including them. Love the black/white photo of the Sussex family.

  60. Lowrider says:

    Archie is so damn adorable.😍

  61. Lisa says:

    Lovely photos. Archie is a cutie and is a nice blend of both parents.

  62. liriel says:

    It’s strange but I love-hate Kate’s outfit. Even the headband sort of works!

  63. Soupie says:

    The baby is absolutely darling. I think Archie looks like Doria in the black and white photo, but WHAT is going on with Harry’s outfit, especially the shoes! lol

  64. celialarson12 says:

    I find Kate`s head thing ( I know it is a pillbox hat, though they way it appears on the photo ….!!!!) , her shoes and Harry`s brown suede shoes just jarring.

    Harry and Meghan seem to be in a bubble of happiness.
    Considering the curiousity about Archie`s looks, from being called a doll, to trolls saying he doesn`t exist, he seems to have pass mustered on how a baby should look like. There are not that many outrageous comments although I read a comment that the released photos show 2 different babies, though it was from a sight where most members seem to be residents of a secure mental facilty.

  65. BeanieBean says:

    I loved the gloriosity of the room. I think this may be where the wedding party photos were taken. I love the repeating/reflecting mirrors centered in the photo. I’d love to see a close-up of Doria’s brooch, the way The Jewel Vault does with the Queen’s brooches. And I envy Kate’s legs. There, I said it.
    And I think it’s a perfectly balanced photo, two chairs flanking the love seat, five people standing in the back row. Mother & child are centered. The love seat’s pillows are positioned the same at either end. The chairs of Kate & Camilla are equidistant from the love seat, Kate has just turned sideways because she knows her skirt rides up when sitting. And completely agree on the shoe intervention for the Dukes.

  66. paddingtonjr says:

    Archie is such a cutie! Meghan looks beautiful and Harry looks like a protective father (that sock and shoe combo though – you can do better H!). I like that the Spencer aunts were included as part of the official picture.

  67. Molly says:

    Archie and Doria are the standouts! Its going to be a joy to watch Archie grow up. Hopefully Meghan has her mothers genes because Doria looks beautiful! Kate wore the earrings that Diana wore to Harry’s Christening…Does anyone else find this odd and slightly crazy!!

  68. Floranet says:

    Brilliant Concept!! Keep up the Good Work!!

  69. ChattyCath says:

    The RF are used to posing for official photos. I don’t think ANYTHING can be read into how a photo turns out however. Photographers take many pics to ‘get it right’ and no wonder someone is caught looking ‘wrong’ at the time. Our family pics had SOMEONE looking unlike themselves plus someone with their eyes shut (me usually). It’s less than a second of time. Incidentally the funniest and most awful thing I read on the Internet was that Archie had been substituted by a WHITE baby and the real Archie, being BLACK was being hidden away. ‘one drop’ and all that. As I’ve said before there’s no such thing as RACE contrary to current beliefs!

  70. Coji says:

    I feel like Doria should have been seated in the chair near Meghan. It seems disrespectful to put Camilla up front and leave the only biological grandmother in the back.

  71. Christine says:

    Dora looks fabulous! Lovely pictures!