These Pictures from Baby Archie’s Christening Has Twitter in a Frenzy
It’s a big day for the royal family. Baby Archie’s christening took place this morning, Saturday, July 6th, in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle. A few hours after the private ceremony, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared two pictures from the day on their official Instagram. And while all eyes are definitely on the royal baby, we can’t help but notice the iconic backdrop of one of the pictures.
Fans of the royal family may recognize the room in the first photo as the Green Drawing Room in Windsor Castle. It seems that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are partial to the grand, richly-decorated room; it also served as the backdrop for some of their wedding photos last year. As House Beautiful U.K. notes, the Semi-State Room was decorated by George IV, who was known for his lavish furnishings and fittings. Every year from autumn to spring you can actually visit the Semi-State Rooms, including the Green Drawing Room, and see all the design details up close.
The photo in the Green Drawing Room shows Archie with his parents, plus his grandfather the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Also pictured is Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland and Princess Diana’s sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes.
The second photo, a more intimate black and white shot, shows the new family of three in the Rose Garden. It offers an up-close look at sweet Archie’s face, and we have to say: He is one stinkin’ cute kid.
Naturally, Twitter has a lot to say about the photos. Some people are pointing out how much Baby Archie looks like Baby Harry.
And they think they can already tell that he’ll have red hair like his dad.
The Queen couldn’t make it because she had a prior engagement, but plenty of people are bowing down to Doria instead.
Kate Middleton, too. She’s not the star of the show, but she looks radiant.
We can’t wait to watch Baby Archie grow up. Congratulations to the happy family.