Prince William reportedly has some thoughts on how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are working overtime to maintain baby Archie’s privacy.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are known for not keeping with royal tradition. They have been breaking the rules since the day they got engaged. Therefore, it is no surprise Prince Harry, and Markle decided to keep Archie’s christening a private affair.
A royal baby’s christening is usually a public affair with the godparent’s names being released to royal watchers. However, Archie’s parents have done the exact opposite. His day was private, intimate, and the godparents are still a secret. The only part of the day Prince Harry and Meghan have made public is the official family photo.
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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
“The queen accepted Harry and Meghan’s decision to keep the event private, but Prince William and Duchess Kate weren’t happy about it,” a royal insider shared with US Weekly.
The Duke of Cambridge is disagreeing with a lot of his younger brother and sister-in-law’s actions concerning his nephew.
“William thinks his brother is going overboard keeping Archie out of the spotlight,” the insider claims and insists the future king of England is blaming Meghan for Prince Harry working overtime to maintain Archie’s privacy.
Despite not agreeing with the way the new parents are keeping Archie hidden from the world, Prince William and Kate Middleton did attend the christening. They also posed for the family portrait honoring the newest member of the Royal family. Granted they look completely uncomfortable in the picture with their forced smiles.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the #ChelseaFlowerShow on Sunday afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular. Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den. The Duchess told Monty Don in an interview for the BBC: “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are certainly giving Archie a different kind of childhood than their nieces and nephews are experiencing. The intimate christening and decision to not have live-in staff at Frogmore Cottage are all part of the Duke, and Duchess of Sussex plan to give their son the “most normal” family environment.
William and Kate do not shield Prince George, Princess Charlette and Prince Louis from the spotlight. They do try though to give them some resemblance of a normal upbringing, royal style of course. There is a different kind of pressure on The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, after all, he is the future king, as is Prince George.
There have been rumors of a royal rift between the two brothers since Prince Harry married Meghan Markle. A royal split occurred then Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle chose to separate their home, as well as mental health charitable foundation, from Prince William and Kate Middleton.