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Archie’s Christening Photos Remind Of the Cambridge Children’s Portraits

by Elsa Stringer

Archie, the first born son of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was christened on July 6 this year. It was a private event but the prince and the princess shared two beautiful portraits that were taken in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle. The first picture represents family tree and was taken by photographer Chris Allerton.

The second picture includes closer family members. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were not able to attend this event, due to a prior engagement. Here you can have a look at the photos and decide if there are any similarities or differences between baby Archie’s christening portraits and his cousins’ portraits.

Archie’s photos are similar to Prince Louis’s

Prince Louis was christened on July 9, last year. He is the third child of Kate Middleton and Prince William. Although more people were there for his christening, there are many similar details between the two portraits. Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip were absent from both of these christenings and are not included in the photos.

Prince Louis’s family portrait presents the closest relatives on the sides of both Kate’s and William’s family. The photo includes Prince Charles and Camilla, Carole and Michael Middleton, Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews, and Kate’s brother James Middleton.

Archie’s portrait also included just the closest family members of both Harry’s and Meghan’s family. Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Diana’s sisters and Doria Ragland, Meghans mother were the included members.


The seating and standing were arranged differently

This time we are comparing Archie’s portrait to Princess Charlotte’s, Prince Louis’s and George’s. In both Charlotte’s and Louis’s pictures only the immediate family members were sitting, while others were standing behind the couch.

Besides the main family members, Duchess Kate and Duchess Camilla are both sitting in Archie’s portrait.

The Queen does appear at George’s christening picture, but it focuses only on the new family unit. A reason for that could be the fact that George takes a higher place in the line of succession.


Harry, Meghan, and Archie’s informal portrait reminds of Prince George’s pictures
Prince George has appeared in photos with only his parents and those photos look very similar to Prince Archie’s black and white photos. Since they are both first born sons it is not a surprise these pictures both reflect happiness and joy.

Kate and Meghan’s clothes

Kete Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge wears neutral white or beige coloures at all of her children’s portraits. Meghan wears a classic Dior dress that color and style wise reminds of the Kate’s dresses.

The locations

Archie’s christening photos were taken in a new location, the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.
Prince George’s and Prince Louis’s christening portraits were taken at Clarence House. Princess Charlotte’s photos were made at Sandringham House in Norfolk .

It’s a nice thing that all the royal babie’s christenings were special and unique, but had commonality in the portraits.