Archie, o primogénito de Meghan Markle e do príncipe Harry, já tem padrinhos de batismo. Tratam-se de dois amigos dos (ainda) Duques de Sussex.
Era um segredo muito bem guardado, mas o “The Sunday Times” avança com a notícia: segundo o jornal inglês, Mark Dyer, antigo assistente de Carlos, é o padrinho e Tiggy Pettifer, ama de infância do príncipe, é a madrinha do bebé.
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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
Os nomes dos padrinhos de Archie são revelados numa altura em que a Casa Real britânica vive um período de grande convulsão: os duques vão, em breve, perder os títulos reais e Harry admitiu na manhã desta segunda-feira estar “muito triste” com o afastamento da Rainha Isabel II que, ainda assim, frisou que apoia o futuro da família, que vai viver agora entre os Estados Unidos e o Canadá.