Media Reportedly Discovers Time of Baby Archie's Christening from a Clock in the Family Photo
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family. They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they’ve received from everyone around the world, since welcoming their son two days ago. Photo cred: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Fans had a first glimpse into what the ceremony was like after photos were released on Instagram following the Christening on Saturday, July 6. The caption of the post revealed that the christening took place at a private Chapel at Windsor Castle, and thanked the public for their support.
It was accompanied by two images. The first featuring Meghan, Prince Harry, baby Archie, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles, Meghan's mum Doria and three other members of the royal family.
The second picture was a more intimate one which showed The Duke and Duchess of Sussex alone, with Archie in their middle.
This second photograph of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Archie was taken in the Rose Garden at Windsor Castle on Archie’s christening day.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 6, 2019
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However, the surprising revelation reported by HELLO! came from the photograph which had the parents and their extended family.
As spotted from the image taken by Chris Allerton, a Clock at the background of the Green Drawing Room offers a clue to 'the time' the christening held.
Well, it is apparent that the royal admirers have a good eye as information released confirmed the speculations. According to the Court Circular which is occasionally issued by the royal family, the christening took place at 11 am as guessed by fans.
"The Baptism of the Infant Son of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took place at 11.00am this morning in the Private Chapel, Windsor Castle."
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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
DETAILS ABOUT ARCHIE'S CHRISTENING
Location and officiating
The ceremony took place at a private Chapel at the Windsor Castle and was officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Archie was baptized with the water flowing from the River Jordan out of the silver Lily Front according to Royal standards.
Who was present
Meghan and Harry decided to keep it tight, thus inviting only about 25 people.
Among these were Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall, Meghan's mum Doria Ragland, late Princess Diana's sisters: Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Prince William, Kate Middleton, as well as, professional photographer Chris Allerton.