The Christening of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor took place today

Today, 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. 25 guests attended the christening ceremony. The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the service. The christening is took place in private and it is closed to the press. But The Duke and Duchess released photos taken by photographer Chris Allerton.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor 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.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, baptism ceremony at Windsor
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, baptism ceremony at Windsor
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, baptism ceremony at Windsor
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, baptism ceremony at Windsor
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, baptism ceremony at Windsor
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, baptism ceremony at Windsor
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, baptism ceremony at Windsor
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, baptism ceremony at Windsor
Kate Middleton wore Juliette Botterill Millinery Pleated Pillbox
Kate Middleton wore Gianvito Rossi Suede Pumps in red
Gianvito Rossi Suede Pumps
Kate Middleton wore Juliette Botterill Millinery Pleated Pillbox
Juliette Botterill Millinery Pleated Pillbox

126 comments:

  1. God bless this little family with their firstborn, sweet son.
    Can't wait for the pictures!

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    1. Best surprise would be that she made peace with her father and siblings invited to be godparents. Everybody gets to meet Harry and Archie, Peace and Happiness ✌😀 My wish your her to find peace in her heart

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    2. They all look wonderful and so blessed.

      Regarding her father/half-siblings, she's handled the situation wonderfully inviting a malignant narcissist would only be more toxic for her and her new family.

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    3. Beautiful family, bless them and the lives they choose to live. Lovely outfits on everyone.

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    4. Please understand that Meghan cannot expose the royal family to people who have proven to be untrustworthy, who sell stories to the press and violate familial trust. Her father's family is deeply troubled. Her half sister, who Meghan stated that she barely knows (there is an 18-year age difference) is vitriolic and abusive in print--and paid for it. Her half brother has been arrested multiple times for drink-related incidents, once for holding a gun to his girlfriend's head. He is a security risk. It's entirely possible that security services have banned their presence and Meghan has little say in the matter.

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    5. @Pine,thank you for clarifying this.It is really annoying, that people who have no idea of the background story keep on telling responsible adults what to do.

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    6. Thank you, Beth. It is a painful situation to watch, let alone live. But you are right that these are responsible adults who have had to make difficult decisions which should be respected. I'm sure everyone wants happy united families but that is not always reality. Reality must be faced.

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  2. C'est avec beaucoup d'impatience que nous attendons des photos !!!

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    1. They do plenty of great things for the country. Not sure exactly what this has to do with Archie's christening.

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    2. Apparently you do feel they are worth commenting on, since you commented.

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  4. It would be very nice if this couple was feeling the same for the apanage when they obviously break every royal rules by acting "normal" and saying no to the public.Apanage is a kind of payment for doing a sort of job and if it is so difficult perhaps other works are better .

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    1. I disagree. Their job doesn’t mean they need to put the kids and whole life on the front page. This is how all the royals should handle the situation. It’s different with George, he’ll be the future king. But I hope he can get as normal childhood as possible, and as much privacy as needed. They are not zoo animals.

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    2. I disagree. Their work is public but they are not zoo animals. They don’t need to put their kids and lives on the front page. Gorge will be king one day so it’s bit different. I hope he gets as normal childhood as ever possible, as much privacy as needed.

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    3. Entirely agree with Anon 9:16 PM. In our times, times of fake news the pics and articles about the BRF getting more and more. That can not be good for anyone.

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    4. Mina; They do not get any appanage, money to their living comes from Charles and Cornwall Duchy, not any tax money. Cornwall Duchy is 550 km2 area owned by olders son of monarc, money comes mostly from rents and farming. Charles pays 5 milion pounds tax every year, but does not get any tax money.

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    5. I did read that taxpayers paid 2.4 million for the Frogmore renovations.

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    6. If it is printed it must be true!? @PB everyone benefits from the taxpayers. Surely your taxes alone do not cover the paved roads, street lights, clean water, defence, etc. etc. that you enjoy. Others contribute and probably use the services less. In addition, gossiping, one of the lowest forms of entertainment, has nothing to do with the baptismal pictures.

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    7. Great comment, I totally agree!

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    8. PB; Harry and Meghan have just right to live at Frogmore Cottage, they do not own the building. They pay big rent for their living there. FC belongs to Crown Estates, it can never be given or sold to anybody. Also when Crown Estate owns it, it also pays for basic renovation. Sovereign Grant money is part of income Crown Estate makes. Queen got last year 91,2 milion and taxpayers got 293 milions. FC building was in terrible shape and renovation was decided to be done long before there was any Sussexes. FC is Grade II protected building, they have to keep it up.

      From Sovereign Grant money was done the basic renovation, Charles paid inside and Harry himself high technics.

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    9. Very well explained, thank you!

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  5. As the son of the next King of the UK, Harry is a primary member of the RF. Although William and his children are first in the line of succession, the Sussex family should still follow the royal protocols. Their behavior is absurd, and will ultimately come back negatively on the family.

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    1. No vitriol, just stating the obvious. If you are a son of the successor to HM, how in the world can you expect privacy? The very nature of who you are, means you are a public figure of the highest order, with the associated privileges. How is withholding godparent's name ensuring privacy?

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    2. 👏👏

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    3. What does the royal protocol say in this case? The only thing they did not show was the arrivals. Beautiful photos and thank you for them.

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    4. Ellen, you make good points. The only thing that Harry and Meghan did differently was not to release the names of the godparents and that was at the request of the godparents themselves. We did see William and Catherine arriving in a car. We saw Tiggy Pettifer departing. A group photo which clearly showed the baby was duly released after the ceremony, just as was done for William and Catherine's babies.

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    5. @PB Coleman. That's not true. Just because you're a child of a future king doesn't mean that you cannot have a private life if you choose. And it certainly doesn't mean that you are automatically 'a public figure of the highest order' (your words) without any choice.
      The level of royal seniority is more determined by your proximity to the throne, and both H&M are way down the line. Plenty of royal children of monarchs, who are not heirs to thrones live (and have lived) private lives without any fuss or attention - by their choice. Even some heirs have considered life out of the spotlight. Blame the tabloids, press, and nosy public who want to mind everyone's business and want to know every detail of their lives who invade their privacy.

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    6. I never saw a pic of a christening from Norway or Denmark or Spain. Who does?

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    7. PB, if your argument held any water, Anne's children would have been given titles and been forced to take on royal duties since Anne is the daughter (and second born) of the Queen. She was down quite a ways in the line of succession, but titles were handed out more freely then. These children do not ask to be born, and certainly not into a family where all eyes will be watching every move they make for all time. Harry will never become king, just as Archie will never become king. They have no reason to make a spectacle of a private, sacred event. What protocol are you speaking of? Protocol is for things like state visits, not family baptisms. The word "protocol" sure does get thrown around a lot.

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    8. @ chardoon8r, Amen to that! The word 'protocol' has become a 'killer'phrase, everybody who does not even know what protocol means or has good manners themselves seems to use to throw shade on someone.

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    9. Denmark, Sweden & Netherlands have released photos and videos of christenings

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    10. „AnonymousJuly 6, 2019 at 10:45 PM

      I never saw a pic of a christening from Norway or Denmark or Spain. Who does?"

      Dann hast du aber nicht aufgepasst, die Taufen in Dänemark wurden im Fernsehen übertragen

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    11. The point I Was making is there are traditions associated with UK RF christenings. When its all said and done, however, it is all approved by HM.

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    12. Norway, Sweden and Denmark had public televised christenings. There are photos all over the place. Try google, but this meanness we have seen about Archie's christening is mind boggling since Kate and Will also had private christening for their children. The only thing we don't know about Archie's is who is the godparents. So give us a break! Do we really think we have the right to know everything and be a part of every move the royal make? NO we don't! And after all Archie is not gonna have a royal job, he is number 7 in line and is gonna be a private citizen.

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  6. The date and location of this christening, July 6th, was announced by the Palace in a press release earlier this week. Christenings of babies in the U.K. royal family are never televised. Arrivals and departures of guests are all we ever see. It was the request of the godparents themselves that their names not be released. And, based on the undeserved vitriol aimed at Harry and Meghan, it's understandable.
    A lovely group shot of Harry, Meghan, Archie, his Aunt Catherine, Uncle William, grandparents and Great Aunts has now been released in exactly the same way that Catherine and William did for their children. I'm sure Hellen will post it shortly.

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    1. And arriving and departures we have seen only with William´s kids, never earlier or later with anybody else.

      Christening at British Royal Family have always been very private things.

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  7. And I see that Hellen has now posted the beautiful group photo of the Christening. Archie is adorable and everyone is dressed beautifully, especially Doria in a lovely deep rose outfit. It's also lovely to see Diana's sisters, Sarah and Jane.

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    1. Agree with you, Pine.
      They look so happy, beaming. Archie is very cute, in my eyes he definitely resembles his father's family - except from the dark eyes perhaps? ;-) A lovely baby!
      Kate's dress is too short in my opinion, although it's a nice outfit. Meghan looks very good, very well styled. Good job! Such sweet pictures!

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    2. Agree with you both Pine and Rosalyn.

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  8. Adorable Archie ; j'aurais bien vu la deuxième photo en couleur !!!

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  9. Beautiful christening pictures. It is very generous of Harry and Meghan to release photos of a very private moment to the world.

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  10. Who ist standing between Doria and William?

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    1. Princess Diana s sisters

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    2. Diana's 2 sisters, who are Harry and Williams aunts.

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    3. It is great they were there. Really. We all know how close Harry was to his mother.
      A wonderful gesture to invite them and letting them join the official portrait.

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    4. What about Diana's brother?

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    5. A pretty picture. Grandma Doria's outfit is quietly elegant. Kate's combination of red and pink is a bit bold but stylish for her. Harry, probably chose a lighter suit with an eye on the black and white picture. His shoes, no. Dress shoes Henry! dress shoes! A lovely group for Archie to reflect on as he grows older. @ 1:50 Everything in the lives of others is not for public consumption. The couple has shared THESE
      pictures, end of story. The Earl may have been there but chose not to be photographed, just as the godparents did.

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  11. Adorable Archie ; j'aurais bien vu la deuxième photo en couleur !!!

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  12. Moderator, Please do no let this thread become an extension of the DM. A christening is no place for personal attacks. If you are a believer, the purpose is to introduce the child to christianity, not so criticize his parents or spread gossip. @ 3:30 for instance, how does this affect your life?

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    1. Thank you, MarigoldB.

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    2. Well said, thank you.

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    3. I concur with the need to be civil and decent in these posts. There should be no room for mean, salacious comments. It’s hard to moderate, much easier for each of us to have some basic decency and not irrationally attack just because you have anonymity on social media. Stop it, for God’s sake. It’s a Christening! In the name of Christ! Has he not taught you anything, really?

      Lily

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    4. Agree - true.

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    5. Agree, just reading some of the comments is sad.

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  13. God bless the Family! The Godparents are privat... Who knows, perhaps fantasie, but i am thinking about a very important godparents from USA?!

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    1. I am guessing that they are not prepared to be analyzed by the media. We all know that the tabloid media can be cruel, they don't care if they are reporting facts, and they have no boundaries. The worst part of all is that there are people that believe everything that they hear.

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  14. Beautiful pictures. Maghans outfit looks very stylish, nice hat. Archie seems to be very cute baby.

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  15. Lovely photos. Blessings on the little baby, and on them all.

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  16. Archie is soooo cute! It's wonderful his parents have finally shared a pic. where the little baby'face can be seen

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  17. Pictures have been updated. Duchess Kate is upstaging everyone. Lovely pink outfit on her and Grandma Doria. Archie looks gorgeous. But who is wearing a Panama hat, they seem so out of place!

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    1. Princess Diana’s sisters

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    2. Winnie, I'm pretty sure the hat in question is worn by Lady Jane Fellowes, one of Diana's sisters. Agree with you that it strikes an odd note amongst the other styles.

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    3. @winnie - How is Kate "upstaging everyone"? Because she's wearing a shade darker than the other women or because her knees are showing? Then Jane's Panama hat bothers you. Must all six women dress the same, like little sextuplets? I think all the ladies look appropriate.

      And of course Harry is there in his same old light-colored suit, which doesn't do anything for him, he looks better in dark colors. Same shabby shoes as well, while The Missus sits next to him in Dior dress & shoes. Silly me, I figured Harry would dress better for this auspicious occasion. Harry is the one who looks out of place and a bit sloppy (and/or too casual).

      /Julie/

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    4. Julie(anonymous 10:35pm) people like you make the blog unpleasant, instead of giving your own opinion you attack others' comments. Give your own views please

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  18. Now, fashion: all the Duchesses are wonderful and faithful to their own personal style. Mrs Ragland's coat and head piece are really becoming and stylish for the event.
    A Big NOOO to Prince Harry... horrible narrow tie, winter shoes, ugly suit.

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  19. I am dismayed by the level of cruelty often found on this blog.
    Helen, I hope you keep these comments corralled as much as possible.
    They are hurtful and complete inapprruate.

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    1. I agree.

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    2. @7:14pm - It's a blog that allows comments. People like to praise, criticize, critique. We don't all like the same thing or the same people. Heaven forbid that we don't always get sunshine and lollipops. /Julie/

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    3. julie please give your own opinion. why do you keep being negative about other commenters views!!!

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  20. What a beautiful family, I am again pleased to see the dignified manner that this private and spiritual moment has been released to the public. No circus, no fuss, just lovely pictures of the family. I hope that this forum maintains its trend of decorum, as I can already read the nasty vitriol, and the comments about Meghan's family, who cares about their private lives?
    I can't appreciate Meghan's dress, but she looks radiant, her mother once again an example of natural elegance, Kate's outfit is so feminine, and delicate, but with a little spice with the red accessories, Camilla within her usual line, and the same shoes :-) Diana's aunts, are the image of true aristocracy. Henry oh Henry!! Those socks and shoes are terrible. but somehow I find him endearing. Archie is such a cutie, and those eyes are just so vivacious.
    Good luck, and may they enjoy health and happiness!!💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

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    1. Diana's sisters, not aunts. (But I think you meant sisters :) )

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    2. @9:13, yes!!! I meant the boys aunts :-) and BTW is so nice to see her side of the family present at this momentous occasion.

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    3. Hello Cherry Blossom, 9:13 here. I knew what you meant, and yes, I agree that it is nice to see Diana's side of the family represented. Family is important whether you are a prince or a pauper.

      I like the name Anon 9:13 and I think I will use this in future. Besides, that is the month and day of my birth! :-)

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  21. Archie is adorable, and his parents are naturally proud! Love all the hats, but not too keen for Catherine's headpiece. The men look dashing, and the ladies' are lovely.

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  22. All of them look demure and lovely. Meghan and her mum look Uber polished. Camilla does this laid back elegance well. Kate looks great. She can pull off this dress and the hat and the shoes elevate the outfit. Archie looks cute. The men look dapper except Harry’s shoes.

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  23. Schöne Bilder. Süße Familie. Meghan sieht fantastisch aus. Schade, dass wir ihr Kleid/Kostüm nicht komplett sehen können.
    Catherine hätte ihr schönes Kleid besser „herrichten“ können fürs Foto. Bißchen zu kurz. Man sieht mehr Bein als Kleiderstoff auf dem Familienfoto.
    -Elisabeth-

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  24. Gorgeous! What a beautiful little boy Master Archie is~ but then I knew be would be a cutie given his parents. It appears we might know one of the god parents as Tiggy Legg-Bourke was seen arriving. She was the Princes Nanny that Charles hired and became very very close to them. Many think Harry would have had her at top of list as a Nanny. Of note she was I think only about 15 yrs older than the William so she's quite young. Not all god parents are within their own age group. But not ancient either.

    Lovely photos.
    What a happy day for them.

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  25. What a cute little boy.Every one's outfit was great except that of the new father.Camilla Kate and Doria look fantastic sadly one can't see the whole outfit's from Doria and the aunts. I do like the hats. Great pic's. Only Harry should have opted for a suit like Dad and brother,his shoes and socks no.Sadly one only could see, a little of Meghan's dress, must have been very lovely. The star of the day was and is little Archie,he has beautiful eyes.

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  26. Archie favours Harry when a baby, but has his Mother's eyes. Everyone looks lovely, although, I think Doria gets best dressed. Love the colour, and the hat is just a work of art.

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  27. So great to see Diana's sisters present today. Catherine looks lovely.

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  28. Perfectly lovely! (Get a life, ladies. 🤨)

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  29. Archie is the spitting image of Meghan (judging by her baby picture from a similar age). But then, Harry and Meghan actually look a lot alike - apart from coloring - so it's hard to say who he resembles more. Darn cute either way.

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  30. ELisabeth, das dachte ich auch bei Kate. Ich nahm eigentlich an, die Zeit der zu kurzen Kleider sei bei ihr für immer vorbei....Irrtum. Da sind sie wieder!
    Meghan habe ich heute wiedererkannt, das ist mir bei Trooping und beim Footballspiel fast nicht gelungen. Ich werde trotzdem kein Fan von der "Dame".
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    1. Hallo Frieda,
      schön, dass wir da einer Meinung sind. :-)
      Liebe Grüße
      -Elisabeth-

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  31. Nice photo. My random thoughts:
    Nice summery suit on Harry, but socks and shoes are totally wrong.
    Kate looks good, and I especially appreciate the colour combination. But: with that thing hanging from her neck she looks like service staff, as if she´s the nanny or something.
    Is William really that much taller than everyone else?
    I like the white dresses of Meghan and Camilla best. Meghan´s seems to be very long, but I cannot really see it well.
    I like the hat of the lady standing in the middle. It´s cool and different.
    - Vanessa

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    1. :-D Yes, William really is that much taller than everyone else (except Harry, who is maybe just a slight bit shorter?). Given his towering stature, and Catherine's impressive height as well, I'm guessing that George, Louis, and Charlotte have a pretty good chance of similarly being very tall.

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  32. It is a beautiful family but I think the positioning in the group photo is very awkward. H&M should be more centered on the seat so there isn't such a gap between Meghan and Kate. And William standing so much taller than everyone else just adds to the unbalanced feeling in the photograph.

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    1. The body language is painful - Meghan looks like she's trying to put as much space between Kate and her.

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    2. On the other hand, the Sussexes are leaning affectionately towards each other.

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    3. I thought so at first but Meghan and Archie are centered in the pic. It is Harry that makes it look off center. I think that this the issue.

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    4. Wrt the gap: Imo the photographer was remiss in not directing the new parents to center themselves on the loveseat. Efforts were probably made to minimize any potential "body language" frenzy in the press, but that simple maneuver, had it been carried out, would perhaps have been the most helpful one.

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  33. On Europe Royal's, site the are some larger pics of the Baptism. Every one looks great. I do like Dorias hat and ensemble, maybe later on can view the whole outfit,sad one can see little of Meghan's white dress it is a Dior always nice. Little Archie has his mothers eye's I think he looks like Meghan all the way. I think the 2 pic's in b @ w from today are very special.

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  34. They all look lovely - I do particularly like Doria Ragland and Camilla's looks. Archie is cute - personally I think he resembles his mother more at the moment.

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  35. I see similarities in facial features between Harry and his aunt in the cream/pale pink suit. Very nice.

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  36. I would say that young Archie is the best dressed here in his spectacular gown! I’d love to see more of D. Meghan’s outfit, and her mom’s too. D. Catherine’s red shoes are a fun touch. (V.M.)

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  37. Adorable little Archie and yes not easy to say who he resembles. Meghan´s outfit is very becoming and so is Catherine`s, their very best looks in a long time. Catherine is looking young and fresh finally. The group is not centered. Prince Charles is best dressed man with baby Archie.

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  38. Herzogin Catherine ist wieder einmal eine Augenweide !!

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    1. Nicht nur Catherine. Meghan, Camilla und Doria sehen ebenfalls fantastisch aus. Nur Harry's look ist ein bisschen zu 'casual' für meinen Geschmack. Zu Taufe hätte ein dunkler Anzug wesentlich besser ausgesehen.

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  39. Late to the party as usual! The black and white photo is very ‘Sussex’ but the group photo is lovely. I was afraid we’d not get one but this is great. Like the outfits of Catherine, Camilla, Doria and Meghan as much as we can see them. Catherine’s skirt is on the short side when seated but the colour is lovely. Meghan’s hat is great, one of the best we’ve seen her wearing and her hair is perfect too.
    Think Harry’s outfit is poor.. the light coloured suit itself might just be okay with better shoes and socks but he’d have been better in one of his usual blue suits today.
    Don’t think Sarah McCorquodale and Jane Fellowes are wearing well at all. Sarah is 64 and Jane 62 and both look older than that. Given her own and her husband’s role in royal circles I am astonished that Jane could not find a more appropriate hat. Minor points.
    In general, only think babies look like other babies as opposed to resembling parents, siblings etc but in this case if you look at Harry’s christening photo, Archie seems very like him apart from the red hair. Best wishes to Master Archie for a happy and healthy life.

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  40. I probably missed an annoucement about the participation of the Queen, not participating? participating more discretely? She has been out almost every day last week.

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  41. Further to my post, I found this: The Queen will not attend the christening of Archie Harrison on Saturday, despite the Duke and Duchess of Sussex changing the date of the occasion to try and accommodate Her Majesty.
    According to the Daily Mail, the 93-year-old Monarch will be enjoying a rare weekend at home with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
    As usual I think better to consider press info with caution.

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    1. Hope Baker7/7/19, 9:04 PM

      '' ... un rare moment à la maison avec son mari, le duc d'Édimbourg...''

      Je veux bien croire que la reine n'est plus toute jeune et qu'elle a un horaire assez chargé mais, je trouve bizarre qu'elle n'ait pas été présente pour le baptême de son petit-fils, de surcroît enfant de Harry qui, dit-on, serait son préféré!

      Je comprends les anglais d'être frustrés que cet événement ait eu un caractère privé puisque ce sont eux, en grande partie si je ne m'abuse, qui ont payé les rénovations de la demeure du Duc et de la Duchesse de Sussex.

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  42. Lovely family group: William seems to be suppressing a giggle, Catherine is lovely in her outfit as are the other ladies. Nice photo. Not sure why there is such a fuss over the naming of godparents. This was no different than other baptisms. You see a photo or two of the parents/baby, although the god parents are not in them, they do not need to be. Be supportive of this young couple as they navigate their way in life, rather than picking at every little thing, or saying unkind things. They are doing the best they can under all the circumstances that brought them into this photo, just like any other family. I'm glad they shared a small glimpse into such a special day.

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    1. One hundred percent agreed. Well said and I hope they have many more babies just like Archie.

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  43. Meine Meinung hat nun überhaupt nichts mit der Mode zu tun - ich finde die Bilder alle sehr schön. Auffallend sind die Körperhaltungen von William und Kate. Aber nun gut ... um auf den Punkt zu kommen. Ich glaube, dass Harry und Meghan sich nicht sicher sind: wollen sie nun Royals oder wollen sie Privatpersonen sein? Wenn Harry seine kleine Familie schützen möchte, sollte er seinen Titel ablegen und sich ins Privatleben zurückziehen. Und schon würden (wahrscheinlich) diese ganzen Diskussionen enden.

    Mona

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  44. What I love here is that everyone looks very genuine. Harry’s choice for outfit might not be the sharpest but probably it’s just what he wants to wear. Auntie with masculine hat, her style and what makes her special. I love Doria, she looks regal, she hits the right notes each and every time. Rest of the guest are very proper and not stealing the thunder. Harry and Meghan look so happy. And Master Archie, he is already a heartbreaker ❤️

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  45. The various fevered attempts on the part of the tabloids to interpret William's stance and facial expression are hilarious. I think he was probably trying for a safe, benignly neutral look -- to no avail. Poor man!

    I love Catherine's beautiful plaited pillbox.

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    1. Good points, Jane Chantal. I actually think that William is trying not to laugh, as if someone said something funny just before the picture was taken. And I also love Catherine's ruby-colored woven hair piece.

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  46. P.S. Fashion-wise, almost everyone looks very good -- but for best-dressed, I'll say Doria Ragland. Pretty hard to top her suit and hat for sheer elegance.

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  47. @ Jane Chantal, not only William's expression, but you can read above how our dear bloggers are already stirring the pot about the "body language" , I have to say that we leave on an era where everybody is an expert on public figures feelings, and they offer their rather baseless interpretations, there seems to be an unhealthy appetite for any insight on their intimacy. As much as technology and social media has contributed to my life (private & professional) I hate to see how many people has been dumbed down in the process.

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  48. All of the ladies look good. It is great to see Sarah and Jane.Love Kate's outfit nice colour. It looks like Archie might have red hair.Wishing him a long happy life.

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  49. Hi - could I make a suggestion that all negative non-fashion-related anonymous comments be removed as a matter of policy? Harry and Meghan seem to attract more than anyone else. If you want to make a negative comment at least put a name to it. I comment anonymously because I'm concerned about internet privacy, but positive comments (which include thoughtful critiques) don't cause harm. If you want a nasty blog - go to Royal Dish (and at the very least be funny).

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  50. APOLOGIES for any non-fashion related comments. Its contagious. One person posts something negative and you feel compelled to reply. I'll restrict my comments to style and fashion.

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  51. 113 Kommentare, das bringt Unglück, da opfere ich mich einmal, damit es 114 werden. Eigentlich wollte ich mich nicht äußern. Es ist ein sehr schlichte Taufe im kleinen Kreis und alle Beteiligten sehen gut und fröhlich aus. Die Queen ist in Schottland und hat deshalb wohl gleich nach Archies Geburt einen Fototermin mit ihrem jüngsten Urenkel gehabt. Das gab es meines Wissens bei den anderen nicht. Manche Kommentare sind einfach nur unangebracht und weithergeholt: William guckt und Kate sitzt nicht richtig. Eine Tante ist zu männlich und Harry hat sich nicht herausgeputzt. Finde ich alles nicht: William unterdrückt ein Lachen, Kate sitzt sehr elegant in ihrem wunderschönen Kleid da. Die Tante hat einen feschen Herrenhut auf und Harry hat sich auch etwas gedacht: blaue Krawatte für einen Jungen und einen hellen Anzug passend zum hellen Outfit der strahlenden und stolzen Mama. Die braunen Wildlederschuhe sind eine britische Besonderheit. Ich bin froh, dass auch die Sussexes in alter Tradition ihren Sprössling zeigen. Möge er ein gutes und langes und erfülltes Leben haben!

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    1. Nice comment Hedy.

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    2. Hedy, es war sehr gut geschrieben. Danke fuer die Information ueber die Schuhe, das wusste ich nicht. Nach meiner Meinung sehen alle froh und gut aus. Mir gefällt, dass Catherine und Dorian fast gleiche Farbe tragen.

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  52. Hedy, although I agree with the sentiment of your comment, I fully differ with the observation that all 113 comment were somehow inappropriate, in my opinion most of them were kind, and agreeable. Saying that Henry’s shoes are ugly ( and they are) is just a fashion statement and not an attack on his person, this is a fashion forum and we all have opinions that have nothing to do with character or personal criticism. Of course there are always the people that throw around imaginary protocol, or they are “experts “on body language, or those that feel that the parents should’ve parade an 8 week old infant under hundred of flashes, and screaming people in order to satisfy their curiosity. Maybe I didn’t interpreted your words correctly ( lost in translation ) but you aren’t the only one that had a positive comment.
    Best Regards
    Veronica-

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    1. Veronica, verstehen Sie Deutsch?
      Hedy hat nur gesagt, dass manche Kommentare unangebracht und weithergeholt sind. She didn't say that
      all 113 comments were inappropriate!

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    2. @Anon 12:38 - thank you for your nice words!
      @Veronica - 13 is a special number (lucky or unlucky) - I was referring to that. So yes, you had been lost in translation.

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  53. Anonymous @ 12:38, since you answered on behalf of Hedy, I guess I can reply in regards to Veronica's comment. I myself don’t speak German, but I do enjoy reading comments from all participants, so I do what I think she did, Google Translate, and it showed exactly as a criticism of all the 113, obviously it was not a good translation, and that is why she politely stated that maybe her understanding wasn’t entire correct due to language barriers. So what was the exact comment concerning the 113? I am rather curious, you may be able to explain this to us, English speakers?
    Thanks
    Susannah.

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    1. Regarding Hedy´s initial comment about 113 comments. She said: "113 comments - that (number) means bad luck - so I´ll volunteer to write the 114th, although I didn´t actually mean to comment." Then she goes on to say a lot of well-worded kind things in an attempt to smooth over some of the heated arguments above.
      In German, as far as I know, 113 is not a special number, but 13 is, and it is indeed associated with bad luck. But I think it was just meant as a light-hearted little remark, no need to over-analyze.
      - Vanessa

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  54. Thank you Hedy, looks like the translation was very poor. It was never my intention to be offensive.
    Anonymous @ 12:38, no I don’t speak German, I thought I made that clear on my comment. I was just curious and decided to google translate.
    Veronica

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