Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry are keeping the christening crew small and most of the details private, but it seems like the duchess has been receiving some of her closest friends just in time for the christening on July 6.
Canadian stylist and BFF Jessica Mulroney dropped a hint that she was en route when she shared on Instagram that she’d be missing her children.
“I won't be back with my family for a while so this ends the Instagram session of mum losing her [poop emoji],” she wrote on social media, according to HELLO! UK. The post appears to have been deleted, or the wording may have been altered, but her followers quickly caught on that she was probably heading to London to join her close friend Meghan in her first child’s milestone.
Another post, which features Jessica kissing her daughter Ivy, says she is “Missing [her] bestie.” That again sparked speculation from her followers that the Good Morning America contributor is in the UK for Archie’s baptism.
Archie will be christened on July 6 in a private ceremony at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, will do the honours.
While it isn’t known which of Meghan’s friends will be there, the new mom created quite the stir when she stepped out with two of her oldest pals at Wimbledon on July 4. Genevieve Hillis, who reportedly co-hosted her New York City baby shower with Serena Williams, and Lindsay Roth joined her to watch Serena’s match against Slovenia’s Kaja Juvon.
As for Serena, she won’t be there. In a press conference after her match on July 4, the seven-time Wimbledon champion said her tennis commitments will keep her from taking part in Archie’s big day.
“No, I’m working on Saturday… so, she understands work,” she said.
Fewer than 25 people will reportedly join the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at St. George’s Chapel on the weekend. Members of senior royalty – from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – will be there to commemorate Archie’s big day.
Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, will be there, too. But Archie’s great-grandmother, the Queen, will sadly be missed that day due to prior commitments. She also wasn’t able to be there for Prince Louis’s baptism earlier this year, but was present for those of Prince George, 5, and four-year-old Princess Charlotte.
The palace announced that no press will be allowed on the premises, in hopes of keeping the event very quiet. But it's been said that Harry and Meghan will release special portraits themselves, perhaps on Instagram the following day.