Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie will be baptised ‘next month’ but the Queen will ‘miss the christening’ due to prior arrangements

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PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie may soon be making another public appearance.

After today’s sweet Father’s Day post, it’s reported that the six-week-old will be baptised next month.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reported to have decided on a July baptism for son Archie
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Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, have chosen St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle for the special occasion, according to The Sunday Times.

The venue is particularly poignant for the couple, who married there in May 2018.

It’s also where Harry was baptised back in 1984.

Archie – who was born on May 6 – will be two months old when he’s doused from the lily font with water from the River Jordan.

It looks like we’ll soon be getting another glimpse of the youngest royal
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The couple posted a picture of the six-week-old to mark Father’s Day today

There’s expected to be a strong royal turnout for the occasion.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are said to be leading the party, alongside Kate Middleton and Prince William.

But there’s one important person who won’t be there – the Queen. Prior commitments mean she’ll have to give it a miss.

This isn’t the first time the Queen has skipped a great-grandchild’s baptism.

While she attended Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s christenings, she wasn’t able to attend Prince Louis’ last year.

It’s thought that the Queen will miss the service
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Kate Middleton and Prince William are expected to attend
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Archie’s baptism is thought to be following in royal tradition, with the tot wearing a replica of the Honiton lace gown.

The original piece was commissioned by Queen Victoria for the christening of her first child Princess Victoria in 1841.

It was worn by 62 royal babies – including Harry and William, 36 – but a replica was made after the Queen decided it had become too fragile.

The service is expected to be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, the Rev David Conner and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Rumoured godparents include Meghan’s best friend Jessica Mulroney, American designer Misha Nonoo and Harry’s school friends Alexander Gilkes and Jake Warren.

Harry was baptised in the Honiton christening gown in 1984
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Meghan gave birth at 5.26am on May 6, with Archie weighing 7lbs 3oz.

Harry made the announcement outside their home, Frogmore Cottage.

The release of the official birth certificate revealed that Archie was born at Portland Hospital in London.

Harry said: “It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined.

“How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. But we’re both absolutely thrilled.

“We’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there, it’s been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody.”

In more royal news, aides have advised Kate Middleton’s “rural rival” Rose Hanbury to “keep quiet” following a “momentous” fallout with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Meghan has overtaken Kate as the biggest royal style influencer.

And Meghan is “much more mature and ready for her role” than Princess Diana was, claims royal expert.

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