Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor's christening could take place next month

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with baby Archie [Photo: PA]

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said to be settling into life as new parents with their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

While Meghan, 37, made her first public appearance since the birth on May 6, at Trooping the Colour, the Sussexes are reportedly enjoying the privacy their home Frogmore Cottage in Windsor affords them.

But for a brief photo call with their two-day-old son and an image of his feet on US Mother’s Day, Archie has been kept out of the public eye.

In the lead-up to welcoming their first child, Harry and Meghan announced that details of the birth would be kept private, suggesting that Archie’s public appearance as he grows up will be few and far between.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Trooping the Colour. [Photo: PA]

The next time we may get a glimpse of the seventh in line to the throne could be his christening.

A royal source tells ELLE.com: “We may get our first glimpse of Archie in about six weeks for his christening before the The Queen leaves for Balmoral at the end of July.

“Otherwise, the Queen historically returns from Balmoral in late October.”

This makes sense, given the timing of previous royal christenings.

When were the Cambridge children christened?

Prince George, born on July 22, 2013, was christened at The Chapel Royal, St James's Palace on 23 October.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George at his christening in October 2013. [Photo: PA]

His sister Princess Charlotte was around two months old when she was baptised. Born on May 2, 2015, her christening took place on July 5 at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were living at their Norfolk abode Anmer Hall at the time.

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The Duchess of Cambridge carries Princess Charlotte at her christening in July 2015. [Photo: PA]

Similarly, Prince Louis was also around two months old at the time of his christening. After his birth on April 23, 2018, the Cambridges celebrated his baptism at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace on July 9.

All three children wore the traditional royal christening gown, which is an Angela Kelly-designed replica of the Honiton lace original, commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841.

The Cambridges on the day of Prince Louis' christening in July 2018. [Photo: PA]

While the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were present for George and Charlotte’s christenings, they were noticeably absent from Louis’ special day.

According to reports at the time, this was down to the monarch’s work commitments.