Everything you need to know about Archie's christening

As the world awaits the new Prince's christening, we deliver the details on the big day. 

It's been reported that Archie's christening will be held on July 6 at the Queen's private chapel at Windsor Castle. Despite rumours that Meghan would book it on 4th July, the Duchess opted for a private affair a few days after her home country's holiday so Archie's American family and friends can be in attendance.

With the venue away from the public eye, spectators will have limited access to witness the historic occasion. So let us fill you in on what we can expect:

It's a private do

The christening was originally thought to be held at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, however it's since been confirmed that Meghan and Prince Harry booked a private chapel of the Queen's at Windsor Castle. While the event will be closed for invited guests only, the royal photographer, Chris Allerton will be taking photos on the day and will be releasing images shortly after.

Godparents will be announced

While Meghan and Prince Harry have been extremely hush-hush about who Archie's chosen godparents are, the world will be closely watching who attends the christening to narrow down the list.

While Archie will have a member of the royal family named, it's suspected that someone from Meghan's close friend circle will also be chosen: her best friend and maid-of-honour, Jessica Mulroney as first pick. While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain tight-lipped about who the godparents will be, by law, the names must be open to the public, so it's only a matter of time until the highly anticipated names will be released.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The guest list

While Meghan and Harry are hosting the event at the Queen's private chapel, it's been reported that the pair only invited 25 guests. 

It's still not entirely certain why the Queen really refused the invitation, citing scheduling issues that keep her away from her great-grandson's historic event.

However, we can count on Harry's closest family being in attendance. The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, Charles and Camilla are sure to be there as well as Prince William and Duchess Catherine. Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland will be flying in from the United States, and Meghan's bestie and potential godmother, Jessica Mulroney will also be expected. 

Archie's full title is due to be declared

While Meghan and Prince Harry decided not to give their royal son a formal name, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will have his official royal title declared by the Archbishop of Canterbury as a formality. Technically, Archie's title should be Earl of Dumbarton and will one day inherit his father's title, the Duke of Sussex. However, considering Meghan's modern approach to the royal formalities, it's unsure what they will agree on, and if the Queen has any input in the matter. 

Meghan's American loyalties

While the royal affair will no doubt be very British, Meghan will have her American touch on the day, including her side of the family and friends. As it was originally thought Meghan would hold the day on America's Independence Day, it's been confirmed that the christening will be held on the 6th to allow time for her friends to attend. 

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