Why the Queen has really declined to go to Archie’s christening

As the newest addition to the British Royal family, Archie Harrison is due to be christened July with every senior member of the family attending, except his great-grandmother.

As the christening of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby approaches, it's been reported that the monarch has politely declined due to scheduling issues. As the newest member to the British royal family, all eyes will be on baby Archie as he is christened at St. George's chapel in Windsor in early July.

Preparations for Archie's big day

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have not yet acknowledged the Queen's decline, and will continue with the preparations for their special day.

While some are speculating the Queen's refusal could be a personal issue, earlier this year, she was also unable to attend Prince Louis' christening.

While Archie's christening will be a very British occasion, Meghan Markle has included subtle hints to her home country to tie in her side of the family. 


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Meghan's nod to country

According to Buckingham Palace's calendar, the Queen has two events she'll be attending in the first two weeks of July.

On July 3, the Queen will host one of her celebrated garden parties at Holyrood House in Edinburgh, just under seven hours away from Windsor

This could be the reason she is unable to make her great-grandson's christening which is due to be held on July 4th - a nod to Meghan's home country.

Planning Archie's christening on Independence Day allows for Meghan's American family and friends to fly over and celebrate both occasions. 

Archie will be the first British royal who is entitled to a US citizenship seeing as Meghan was born in Los Angeles. 

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