It's hard to believe it's been more than two months since Baby Archie was born. Archie's parents, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have made great efforts so far to keep their only son out of the public eye. They would only take a look at the public here and there. This changed on the 6th of July when he was baptized.
Until then we only saw pictures of his feet or a small part of his face. But during his baptism, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared several photos of their son and the world finally got a clear picture of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
After seeing more pictures of the latest royal family member, many are wondering if Meghan and Harry are willing to share specific details about Little Archie's baptism, especially if the Duke and Duchess Archies have already selected godparents , So who did Meghan and Harry choose to be Archie's godparents? Here is what we know.
Where did the baptism of Archie take place?
On July 6, exactly two months after the birth of Baby Archie, he was baptized at Windsor Castle in the private chapel of Queen Elizabeth II. The ceremony was a small and intimate affair involving only close friends and relatives. Tradition is very important to royals during a baptism. That's why Archie wore the same christening gown worn by all the royal babies born in the last 11 years.
The Lilly script was also used during baptism. This is a silver bowl specially designed by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and used at every royal baptism held since 1841.
What role do godparents play? Game in the life of a baby?
In the Catholic religion, the parents of a baby must choose godparents for the baby at baptism. This is something that is very important to Catholics and is a decision that is not taken lightly.
According to the Catholic Spirit: "It is the duty and privilege of the Catholic parents to pass on the gift of faith to their newly baptized child, and it is also the duty and privilege of the godparents to help the parents with it Task. "
The Godfather is also the one who cares for the child in case something should happen to the parents and ensures that the child is still educated Catholic. For this reason, the godparents are usually catholic themselves.
The role of a godfather is taken very seriously in the Catholic religion. It is so important that some Catholic parents select multiple sponsors for each child. In fact, Prince George has seven different godparents, Princess Charlotte five godparents, and Prince Louis six godparents. So there is a good chance that Baby Archie also has several godparents.
Who are Archie's godparents?
So far, Meghan and Harry had relentlessly to ensure their son gets the privacy he deserves. Apparently, this courtesy also applies to Archie's godparents.
It has been reported that Archie's godparents do not want the public to know who they are, and Meghan and Harry respect their wishes. The godparents took part in the baptism, but Meghan and Harry refused to let photographers participate in the ceremony. Therefore, we are not sure who all participated.
Although we know that Prince Charles was present with his wife Camilla, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland and Princess Diana's sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes.
The queen did not make it to baptism, having previously had engagements.
Even though we never received any confirmation as to who Archie's godparents are, many speculate that the list of godparents might include Harry's best Charlie van Straubenzee, a childhood friend, and Meghan's close friends, Genevieve Hills and Lindsay Roth.
Some people had thought that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would select celebrities as godparents, such as George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams or Priyanka Chopra. According to Cosmopolitan, the people who selected Meghan and Harry are not celebrities and were referred to as "private individuals". That's why they decided not to be called public.