Archie makes debut in Court Circular with no mention of godparents

Baby Archie Harrison makes his first appearance in the official Court Circular following his top secret christening… but there’s still no mention of who Harry and Meghan picked to be his godparents

  • Two-month-old Archie makes his debut in daily diary of royal engagements 
  • Privacy-conscious Harry and Meghan have decided to not reveal godparents
  • Charlie van Straubenzee and Tiggy Pettifer are said to be among chosen ones
  • Archbishop of Canterbury christened Archie using water from the River Jordan 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor has appeared in the official Court Circular for the first time today.

Two-month-old Archie made his debut in the daily diary of royal engagements thanks to his christening at Windsor Castle at the weekend.

But while previous entries detailing the baptisms of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children included a full list of their godparents, this record did not.

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor has appeared in the official Court Circular for the first time today

The christening photograph shows the Duke and Duchess with their son, Archie and (left to right) the Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince of Wales, Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Windsor Castle on Saturday

An official christening photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shows the royal couple with son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at Windsor Castle on Saturday

Privacy-conscious Harry and Meghan decided not to reveal who they picked for the spiritual role, although the duke’s friend Charlie van Straubenzee and his former nanny Tiggy Pettifer are reported to be among the chosen ones.

The sisters of Harry’s late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, were among the attendees, and appeared in an official photograph, fuelling speculation they may have also been asked to be godparents.

The private event on Saturday was listed in the Court Circular under the household headline ‘Kensington Palace’ and referred to as the baptism of the ‘infant son’ of Harry and Meghan.

The entry, published on Monday, read: ‘The Baptism of the Infant Son of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took place at 11.00 a.m. this morning in the Private Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Royal superfan John Loughrey prepares flags and posters outside Windsor Castle on Saturday ahead of the royal christening of two-month-old Archie

Visitors take pictures as the Changing of the Guard outside Windsor Castle ahead of the royal christening of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son in the castle’s intimate private chapel

‘The Archbishop of Canterbury baptised the Baby who received the names Archie Harrison.’

Archie’s birth on May 6 was not recorded in the Court Circular, unlike the arrivals of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

He is seventh in line to the throne and not an HRH.

The Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Rev Justin Welby christened Archie using water from the River Jordan out of the silver Lily Font, in accordance with royal tradition.

The baby wore the royal christening robe – a handmade replica of the 19th century fine Honiton lace and white satin gown made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter.

Some well-wishers at Windsor expressed disappointment at the private nature of the ceremony.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son Archie at Windsor Castle on May 8

Harry and Meghan are married by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on May 5, 2018

Meanwhile, royal fans are convinced Archie is starting to show a hint of ginger hair, just like his father.

One fellow red-head welcomed him on Twitter on behalf of the ‘entire ginger community’, while another described him as ‘the spitting image of his daddy when he was a baby’.

The Court Circular was established by King George III in around 1803 in order to provide the general public with daily updates on the engagements of the British royal family.

Frustrated at the inaccurate reporting of royal events in national newspapers, George III created the role of a ‘Court Newsman’ whose job was to supply daily newspapers with accurate information on royal movements – this became known as the Court Circular.

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