Here's how royal baby Archie Harrison’s christening could break with tradition

By Meaghan Wray

There’s no denying Prince Harry and Meghan have made their mark on the world by thwarting some royal traditions (with the Queen’s blessings, of course!). It looks like it’s about to happen again with the christening of their baby boy, Archie Harrison, on July at St. George’s Chapel.

The couple decided to keep Duchess Meghan’s due date a secret and opted to debut Archie at Windsor Castle rather than outside the hospital where he was born like Duchess Kate, so it’s clear the duke and duchess are doing things their own way.

Here’s how Archie's christening may also break from tradition...

Harry and Meghan debuted Archie on May 8. Photo: © Getty Images

The baptism will be kept very private

All royal christenings are technically private, but there are usually members of the press there to capture photos of family members entering and leaving the church. Harry and Meghan have decided to not allow press there at all. That said, the couple will likely share some adorable snaps when they decide to do so. Speaking of...

His christening photos may be released on Instagram

Harry and Meghan debuted their official Instagram account, @sussexroyal, last year. The two and their team have delighted fans the world over by keeping them in the loop via the social media account. They sometimes even post never-before-seen photos and sweet candid snaps of their bundle of joy.

Royals typically enjoy a portrait or two following the christening of a royal baby, but the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may choose to share them on Instagram instead of having them released by the palace. They did this when they posted Archie’s first portrait to commemorate Father’s Day, as well as for his first snap with Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland, the Queen and Prince Philip.

Meghan and Harry attended Prince Louis's christening. Photo: © Getty Images

The Queen won’t be there

Her Majesty always delights in seeing the newest members of the Royal Family get baptized. But according to The Sunday Times, the monarch will be absent due to prior engagements. She was there for both Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s christenings in 2013 and 2015, respectively, but missed Prince Louis’s last year for similar reasons.

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