When Will Baby Sussex Be Christened?

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This is so, so exciting: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are now, officially, a family of three! Baby Sussex Archie Harrison has come, and the world (and also the Internet) has already embraced him with open arms. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are beside themselves with joy, as was apparent in their formal introduction. Even better, reports are coming in that we won't have to wait long for the baby to show up in a fabulous white lacy outfit for his christening. There's usually lots of photos for that event, so we may get the proud parents, Archie, as well as other royals. When is it happening?

Traditionally, a royal baby is christened two to three months after he or she is born. This was the case with the last Fab Four royal birth: Prince Louis, who was born in April and then christened in early July in a quiet, lovely ceremony.

Even better, Vanity Fair is giving us a few possible specifics for Archie while we wait for the official announcement from Buckingham Palace:

A christening for the baby is expected this summer at St. George’s Chapel, where Harry and Meghan were married less than one year ago. The couple have apparently already discussed godparents with Harry’s royals cousin Zara Philips, and Princess Eugenie is said to be top of the list.

I love that the location has very special meaning for Harry and Meghan, and is clearly the site of a lot of very important events for the pair. Also, I love the insight about potential godparents, who have not been officially announced yet.

There's also been recent speculation amongst royal reporters and watchers that the christening might be a totally private affair, which would potentially make sense, given that Meghan and Harry are doing things exactly how they want with their new family. We'll update this story with details on the christening when the official announcement comes.

Soon, we'll have an exact date (2-3 months from now could be beginning of July through beginning of August), and I'll be able to (hopefully) cancel all my plans in favor of ogling cute baby pics that day. Even if we don't get photos from the day itself, we may get arrival/departure photos, so fingers crossed!


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