Archie’s christening date revealed: Here’s when the world will see Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s son
Baby Archie’s christening is right around the corner with the date being set for Saturday, July 6.
The milestone will take place in Windsor Castle – a location the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose for the occasion because they “wanted an intimate, peaceful setting in a place with such a special connection to Her Majesty,” a royal insider told People.
Unlike previous christenings within the family, the event will be quite small with only 25 close family members attending. It’s typical for royal christenings to only have close family, friends and godparents invited, but Harry and Meghan took it one step further by releasing photographs the next day rather than the day of.
“This is a beautiful milestone and they are excited to share it as a family first and then with the world,” says the insider.
The Queen’s private chapel holds an immense amount of significance for the royal family, as the room was built for Queen Victoria in 1840 to 1847. After being burnt down by the Windsor fire in 1992, it was rebuilt in 1994 with modern improvements.
The larger St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle was the venue for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s wedding in May 2018. Harry was also christened there in 1984.