Fans defend Meghan Markle from 'haters' over baby Archie's private christening plans

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will reportedly be christened on Saturday, July 6 — two months to the day after his May 6 birth.

Royal sources have told London’s The Times that parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are planning an intimate christening at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel, where they wed in May 2018. The ceremony will be private, in deference to their wishes to raise their son as a “private citizen.”

Hello!, meanwhile, reports that the guest list has been limited to 25 guests, including Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Charles, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland. The queen is not expected to attend.

Meghan and Harry made an appearance at a Red Sox-Yankees game last weekend. (Photo: Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

The infant’s godparents will also presumably be present, though they have not yet been named. Serena Williams, a close friend of Meghan’s, has been suggested as a possible godmother.

According to Rebecca English, royal correspondent for the Daily Mail, the couple will break with tradition by releasing their own photo from the christening, rather than allowing media access on the day to cover arrivals.

But while royal christenings are traditionally private affairs — with Princess Charlotte’s being the exception — Meghan and Harry are facing some flak as their reported plans come on the heels of news that U.K. taxpayers funded renovations on their home. Some are now accusing the couple of being hypocritical by taking public money while demanding privacy, while members of the media are complaining about the lack of access.

Piers Morgan, last seen having it out with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, accused them of using the press “when it suits them.”

Fans of the couple, however, have swooped to their defense. Many say Meghan and Harry are understandably wary of the media given the negative coverage they’ve received.

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