When and where could Archie Harrison’s christening take place?

By Meaghan Wray

The world rejoiced when Prince Harry and Meghan became parents for the first time, and debuted their baby boy, Archie Harrison, to the world.

Royal watchers are eager to spot the royal family of three again, now that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been able to enjoy the first few weeks with him in relative solitude. Luckily for them, their next glimpse of Archie could be coming up pretty soon – at his christening!

When will Archie be christened?

Royal babies have a beautiful baptism typically a few months after their birth. That would point to Archie coming to the front likely sometime in July. Princess Charlotte’s birthday is a mere four days before Archie’s, and her christening was the beginning of July, making it likely for Harry and Meghan’s child to follow a similar timeline.

The whole family stepped out for Prince Louis's christening at St. James's Palace. Photo: © DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Where will Archie be christened?

Details haven’t been released yet, Prince Harry and Meghan could choose to have Archie christened at St. James's Palace, the same place as Prince George and Prince Louis. Princess Charlotte’s baptism was at St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham.

He could also be christened at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. That’s where his parents exchanged vows last year – it’s also where Prince Harry was baptized in 1984. And if the couple decide to take a break from the limelight for the summertime, they could very well go with St. Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate.

What will Archie wear to his baptism?

If Harry and Meghan decide to follow royal tradition, Archie will likely wear a Honiton lace and silk christening gown. That was worn by all the Cambridge kids and Lena Tindall,Zara and Mike Tindall’s youngest daughter, in March. The children have all worn a replica because the Queen deemed the original Honiton lace gown too delicate to use.

Prince George was christened at St. James's Palace, too. Photo: © John Stillwell - WPA Pool /Getty Images

Who will attend Archie’s christening?

Senior members of the royal family – likely including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen, and Prince Charles and Camilla – will probably step out for the heartwarming day at one of the British royals’s go-to churches. Duchess Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, might even make the trip across the pond! Family photos (including one of the baby!) are usually released after the baptism.

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