How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Paid Tribute to Princess Diana in Archie's Christening Portrait

The couple honored Archie's late grandmother in the sweetest way.

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In the short time since baby Archie (opens in new tab)'s birth, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (opens in new tab) have made it clear that their child's late grandmother, Princess Diana, won't be forgotten. And at Archie's christening (opens in new tab) this Saturday, they once again paid tribute to the Princess.

In the official family portrait, taken after the ceremony, there are two people whom casual royal watchers may not recognize immediately. Alongside Markle's own mother, Doria Ragland, and the regular crew of royals (Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William, and Kate Middleton (opens in new tab)) were Princess Diana's sisters Lady Jane Fellowes (standing next to Doria) and Lady Sarah McCorquodale (next to Prince William) (opens in new tab).

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Meghan and Harry have included Diana's siblings in Archie's life from the start. In Archie's birth announcement, issued by Buckingham Palace, it was noted that Diana's siblings were among the first to learn of Archie's arrival (opens in new tab). "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news," the statement read.

In this way, the royal couple have made it clear that Diana's family will be involved in Archie's life, even if the late princess herself can't be.

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'A 1987 PHOTOGRAPH OF PRINCESS DIANA WITH HER SISTERS, LADY JANE FELLOWS (FAR LEFT) AND LADY SARAH MCCORQUODALE (FAR RIGHT), MEETING THE HEADMISTRESS OF WEST HEATH SCHOOL.'

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Recently, Harry and Meghan have celebrated Diana's legacy in other ways, as well. When Meghan celebrated Mother's Day on Instagram, she also made a subtle nod to Diana (opens in new tab). The photo showed the newborn's feet, presumably being held by Meghan—and in the background, a field of forget-me-nots, Princess Diana's favorite flowers. The caption reads: "Paying tribute to all mothers today - past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered."

Chloe is a News Writer for Townandcountrymag.com (opens in new tab), where she covers royal news, from the latest additions to Meghan Markle’s staff  (opens in new tab)to Queen Elizabeth’s monochrome fashions (opens in new tab); she also writes about culture, often dissecting TV shows like The Marvelous Mrs Maisel  (opens in new tab)and Killing Eve (opens in new tab).