Prince Harry and Archie's Christening Ceremonies Bear Marked Similarities

Thirty-four years later, and now a father himself, Prince Harry's 1984 christening shares a striking resemblance with son, Archie's, but by how much?

The past few days have had the media buzzing about the royal news, and it is for no other fact than the christening ceremony of the new member, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. 

 Diana Princess of Wales and Prince Charles with new born Prince Harry, leave St.Mary's Hospital | Photo: Getty Images

Diana Princess of Wales and Prince Charles with new born Prince Harry, leave St.Mary's Hospital | Photo: Getty Images

Although most of the event was kept away from public view, royal admirers finally had a glimpse into it as the Royals released two images from the event and a statement revealing details and thanking the public. However, another interesting detail has been discovered.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle | Photo: Getty Images

The image from Prince Archie's Christening looks precisely like that of his father 34 years ago!

As seen in Prince Harry's old portrait with his mother Diana, he has on the historic christening gown that was first worn by Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter in 1841 and whose replica is now worn by Archie. 

 

Surprisingly, the father-son duo also struck a similar pose with Harry being in mom Diana's hands and Archie, Meghan. Well, we guess the popular saying "the apple doesn't fall from the tree" also applies to members of the greatest monarchy in the modern world as well. 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle | Photo: Getty Images

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHRISTENING

Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, have kept details of their newborn's christening hidden as reports revealed they seek to give him 'a private life.' However, some facts about the ceremony have been uncovered. 

WHO OFFICIATED IT? 

As the principal official of the Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was the one who coordinated the christening. He was also responsible for leading the christening of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis respectively. 

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks at a service in Westminster Abbey to celebrate the contribution of Christians in the Middle East | Photo: Getty Images

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks at a service in Westminster Abbey to celebrate the contribution of Christians in the Middle East | Photo: Getty Images

LOCATION

Although previous speculations trailed to St. George's Cathedral, the christening took place at a private Chapel at Windsor Castle. 

WHO WAS PRESENT

There was a small number of attendees – about 25. The Queen and Prince Philip were absent, but Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince Harry, and Kate Middleton are members of the royal family that were present. 

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Today, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie was christened at Private Chapel at Windsor Castle. The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge attended the Christening. Photograph 1 was taken in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle. Seated (L - R): The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Sussex, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, The Duchess of Sussex, The Duchess of Cambridge ​Standing (L - R): The Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, The Duke of Cambridge This second photograph of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Archie was taken in the Rose Garden at Windsor Castle. 📷 Chris Allerton /©️SussexRoyal

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PHOTOGRAPHY

As Archie's parents intend to keep the christening private, official images from the event were taken by the professional photographer, Chris Allerton.

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