O batizado foi privado e os duques de Sussex não permitiram sequer que fossem filmados ou fotografados os convidados para a cerimónia, mas prometeram que divulgariam imagens de Archie e cumpriram com o prometido: ao final da tarde deste sábado, Meghan e Harry tornaram públicas duas fotografias tiradas pelo fotógrafo de moda Chris Allerton: a primeira, uma foto de família no Castelo de Windsor, mostra os duques de Sussex sentados - Meghan com Archie ao colo - rodeados pelos duques da Cornualha e de Cambridge, bem como pela mãe de Meghan, Doria Ragland, e duas irmãs da princesa Diana, Jane Fellowes e Sarah McCorquodale.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. 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. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

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Uma segunda imagem, a preto e branco, mostra o casal e o rosto de Archie, ao colo da mãe.

Os duques de Sussex foram duramente criticados pela opinião pública britânica por não terem permitido ver pelo menos os convidados ou terem divulgado os nomes dos padridnhos de Archie, numa altura em que se sabe que Harry e Meghan gastaram 2,7 milhões de euros do erário público para renovar Frogmore Cottage, a casa para onde se mudaram antes do nascimento do filho.