How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Paid Tribute To Diana At Archie’s Christening

This is beautiful...

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by Hannah Mellin |
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Since tragically losing their beloved mum at such a young age, Prince Harryand Prince William have always kept Princess Diana in the forefront of their minds - even more so the special events of their lives. Engagements, weddings and births of their children.

So it’s not really a surprise that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose to remember her at thechristening of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who is two months old, as he was christened this weekend at the private chapel in Windsor Castle.

ROYAL BABY CHRISTENING © CHRIS ALLERTON
©Archie's Christening © Chris Allerton

The christening, officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, was a private affair, as all royal christenings have been. Little Archie was surrounded by 25 of the Duke and Duchess’s closest family and the Sussexes chose to share a few gorgeous photographs of the day.

And if you study the pictures a little closely, you might spot the subtle tributes that made sure Diana was part of their big day.

First off, Diana’s sisters Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes stood between Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland and Prince William in the family photo, the first time they have taken centre stage in a royal christening shot. They did not feature in the photographs from Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, which suggest that Meghan and Harry wanted them there to represent the Spencer family.

It’s also been thrown around that Harry’s sister-in-law Kate Middletonpaid a special tribute to her late mother-in-law as she is believed to have been wearing Princess Diana’s Collingwood pearl earring - the same earrings that Diana wore at Prince Harry’s in 1984.

So sweet.

Here’s everything you need to know about Archie’s christening

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