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It looks like Meghan and Harry are breaking royal tradition for Archie's christening. 

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In May this year, Archie Harrison was welcomed to the royal family and into the hearts of adoring fans from around the world.

The two-month-old son of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has had a spectacularly private life for a royal.

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He made an appearance days after his birth, but Archie’s head was almost entirely covered. The couple also shared a sepia image of the newborn on their Instagram account Sussex Royal to celebrate Father’s Day in June, but again, his face was barely visible.

 

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We… wanna know if he has red hair but we just aren’t getting any answers.

It’s frustrating for everyone involved, but according to The Sunday TimesMeghan Markle and Prince Harry will be having baby Archie Harrison christened in early July.

Yep. The unveiling of the tiny person is imminent. His head will be exposed for holy water.

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The christening will be held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, the same place where Meghan and Harry were married in 2018, and the same place where Harry was christened in 1984. But given Harry and Meghan’s track record, it’s likely the christening will not be business as usual.

Meghan and Harry are no strangers to bucking royal tradition; the couple chose against the post-birth photo on the steps of the Lindo Wing, and Meghan refused to have ‘men in suits’ present during her birth.

Here are all the ways the happy couple might break ~tradition~ on the special day.

The christening photo

It is tradition for the royal family to share personal portraits after the christening of their children.

Prince William and Kate, in particular, have stuck to the tradition very closely, posting multiple official images to Kensington Royal after the christening of their three kids.

(Except for Prince George, who was born before the social media infatuation took off).

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But when it comes to Harry and Meghan, don’t get your hopes up.

They snubbed the Lindo Wing and they probably aren’t afraid to snub the christening photos either.

Sorry, y’all.

The Queen

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Somewhat strangely, the Queen will not be attending Archie Harrison's christening.

According to The Sunday Times, she has “prior commitments” - the same reason she was unable to make it to Prince Louis’ christening in 2018.

Insider also reported that the Queen will be "attending engagements in Scotland throughout the first week of July, with plans to host a garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on July 3," and that these commitments will prevent her from attending the christening.

Seems a bit suss but she is the Queen of England.

An American influence

Given we are days away from US's Independence Day, the fourth of July, one royal expert has speculated it will be the chosen date for the christening as a nod to Meghan's American heritage.

“Well speculation is mounting that it is going to be July 4, which, of course, would be wonderful to celebrate Independence Day in America as well as baby Archie’s big day in Windsor," Camilla Tominey explained on The Today Show. 

The Today Show host Deborah Knight added that the date would allow American friends to attend the christening.

"Serena Williams is already going to be here because it is Wimbledon fortnight which falls in the middle of all that," the royal expert added.

"Equally there is the idea that other American friends may well be flying over, rumours that Jessica Mulroney, Misha Nunu, the stylist friends, both of whom had a role in the wedding being there are rife."

We are weirdly invested and we don't know why.

Give us details, already.

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