Prince Harry and Megan Markle celebrate their first child's baptism

Congratulations baby Archie!
By Helena Saadeh
July 08, 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, witnessed last Saturday the baptism of their first child, Archie, amid the absence of Queen Elizabeth II. 

Prince Harry and Megan Markle celebrated the baptism of their 8-week-old son by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Windsor Castle and attended by only 25 friends and close family members, including Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker. 

" The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment.’’ Posted the couple on their Instagran account @sussexroyal.

According to British reports, Queen Elizabeth's absence from attending the Archie baptism, the first son of her grandson Prince Harry, was that she had had preparations in advance with her husband and Prince Philip for their weekend at Sandringham Palace. 

The Queen of England did not attend the baptism of all her grandchildren. She missed the attendance of Prince Louis’s christening last year, the son of her grandson Prince William.