[USA], July 7 (ANI): Royal christening
of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor that took place on Saturday was not attended by the great-grandparents of Archie-Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Palace officials said that, in keeping with royal tradition, Archie wore a lace and satin christening
gown -- a replica of one made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841 -- that was also used for his cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
It comes asMeghan MarkleandPrince Harryfaced criticism after they decided to hold baby Archie's Christening
behind closed doors.
HARRY and Meghan choosing a private christening
has sparked a heated debate.
And they will be equally upset at being barred from a christening
that should be cause for national celebration.
It was first used at The Princess Royal's christening
in 1841 and has been a feature of Royal christenings
Prince George was three months old and Princess Charlotte only nine weeks at their christenings
. Prince Louis will be 11 weeks old.
PRINCESS Charlotte was pushed to her christening
in a vintage 1950s silver-wheeled Millson pram that was once used for the Queen's youngest children Prince Andrew and 5 6 7 CHRISTENINGS
for Windsor babies are conducted behind closed doors, except for Princess Eugenie's.
May, the popular month for christenings
, is quickening on our heels.
As all our wedding guests got to hear the story of my dress, they absolutely loved it - not only because it had been my mum's wedding dress but because both my sister and I had worn it at our christenings
are all about family so it was nice that she was wearing something passed down through so many generations.
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. Their 2012 collection features formal dresses for many occasions, including first birthday, pageant and flower girl dresses.