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Harry and Meghan do it their way

The christening of Meghan and Harry's baby Archie over the weekend, highlighted again how this royal couple are managing the media spotlight of their family.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hosted a small christening with just 25 close friends and family in attendance. Archie's christening was a very private affair with no media or members of the public able to get a glimpse of the 2 month old.

They released two official photographs on instagram, taken by Chris Allerton, a trusted royal photographer, who also took their wedding photographs.

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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

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They've also refused to announce who Archie's god parents are. The Queen was also absent from the ceremony as she had a prior engagement.

Harry and Meghan have been criticised by royal watchers for not being more accessible even though they're also happy to accept public funds for their wedding and for renovations for their new house.

Do you think that's a fair point?