Parenting in the spotlight of millions could understandably be stressful. But for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, they are making it look like a breeze.
“They are basking in the glow and enjoying each day,” a royal source tells People magazine in a recent interview about the days since the birth of their son Archie back in May. “As most new parents are, they’re just so excited. There’s something new every day. They’re just really happy.”
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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Indeed, it’s evident that Markle and Prince Harry have very clear feelings about how they want to raise Archie outside of the spotlight in some cases. For example, the royal little one’s christening was held on Saturday (July 6) with very little public fanfare.
“It was very, very low key,” a source says of the brief and rather small ceremony held at Windsor Castle. “You wouldn’t have even known it was going on. It was all very well thought through.”
Nevertheless, Baby Archie did get noticed on Wednesday (July 10) when he joined his mother and various other family members at a charity polo match that his father was participating in. According to various reports, Archie was surrounded by royal cousins such as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
According to Sussex Royal Instagram, “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex today took part in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy. The charity match raised vital funds and awareness for charities supported by Their Royal Highnesses. These organisations included African Parks, The Invictus Games Foundation and The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.”
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Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex today took part in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy. The charity match raised vital funds and awareness for charities supported by Their Royal Highnesses. These organisations included African Parks, The Invictus Games Foundation and The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. Other charities highlighted in the event: The English Schools Swimming Association, Fields in Trust, Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, The Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund, Irish Guards Appeal, Map Action, Mountain Rescue England and Wales, Rhino Conservation Botswana, The Royal Marsden, RFU Injured Players Foundation, The Passage and the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust. Photo credit: PA Images