The Christening of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Posted on July 08, 2019

Kittens it’s Monday morning after a long holiday weekend, there’s practically nothing on the horizon in terms of discussable celebrity fashion and we’re several days behind on this one but WHO CARES? Let’s look at babies and dresses, girls!

“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.”

 

Sure. That’s all great and he’s a little doll, but CHECK OUT WHAT CATHY WORE:

 

“In this official christening photograph supplied by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor pose for a photographe with and (L-R) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in Windsor, United Kingdom.”

 

Meghan went for something traditional and simple, which makes a certain amount of sense because the royal baby’s dress is always going to outshine the royal mommy’s in situations like this. We’re living for Lady Sarah’s Private Eye cosplay, but given the family (and dating) history contained in this picture, we’re more fascinated by everyone’s ability to co-exist in the same space, let alone smile their way through it. Gotta love English aristocrats and their ability to carry on with it.

Anyway, Cathy looks stunning. The color’s bright and cute, the hem is sassily high, and the accessories are NOT NEUTRAL. This might be one of our favorite Cambridge looks of all time. She’s in a period where she seems to be tweaking, updating and even challenging her own style restrictions a bit. There’s a slight feeling of … not so much loosening up but having the confidence to make minor changes here and there. It suits her.

Doria looks FABULOUS. That’s all.

Harry either started adopting his father’s preference for padded shoulders or he’s been working out more lately. You’re looking pretty swole there, Duke.

 

[Photo Credit: Chris Allerton/SussexRoyal]

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