Royal baby Archie Harrison has another milestone coming up, and it’s one all royal infants reach a couple months after they’re born.
The baby boy will follow in the footsteps of his cousins Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and one-year-old Prince Louis, when he is christened to welcome him into the Church of England. It’s a momentous occasion for the Royal Family, and many members of senior royalty are likely to join for the beautiful occasion.
But who will attend, and where and when will it be held? All of your burning questions about Prince Harry and Meghan’s royal baby’s baptism answered below...
Where will his christening be held?
Both Prince George and Prince Louis’s christenings took place at St. James’s Palace in London, while their sister’s was celebrated at St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham. It’s possible the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will choose to baptize their firstborn at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, as it’s not only close to their home of Frogmore Cottage, but it’s also where new dad Harry was christened in 1984.
When will it be?
No official date has been confirmed by the palace, but christenings in the Royal Family typically happen two or three months after the baby is born. In the case of the Cambridge kids, George and Louis’s baptisms took place three months after their births, while Princess Charlotte waited just two months. TheSunday Times reports it will be in July.
Who will attend?
Many members of senior royalty stepped out to celebrated Prince Louis’s exciting day back in June, the most recent of royal christenings. Proud grandparents Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were there, as well as Prince Harry and Meghan. Duchess Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton and her husband, James Matthews were there, as were Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton. The Queen was also present.
But it appears Her Majesty may have to skip this one. Per The Sunday Times, she will be absent due to prior commitments.