Royal fans line the streets of Windsor for baby Archie’s christening – but Meghan Markle and Prince Harry insist on keeping it private

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ROYAL fans have today lined the streets of Windsor for baby Archie’s christening.

Eager royal-watchers proudly waved American and English flags as they gathered – hoping for a glimpse of the eight-week-old son of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have baby Archie christened in Windsor today
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Royal super fan John Loughrey waits outside Windsor Castle to celebrate today's christening
Royal super fan John Loughrey waits outside Windsor Castle to celebrate today’s christening
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The eight-week-old boy will be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Windsor Castle, in front of a close group of just 25 friends and family.

The seventh-in-line to the throne will be baptised in a spectacular £11,000 Lily Font and christened in the same royal gown Kate Middleton’s children wore.

It comes after the couple have given the public a few glimpses of little Archie since he was born in May.

Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, gushed over their “amazing” son as they presented him to the world just days after his birth.

And they released a sweet photograph of the little boy on Father’s Day, as well as a stylised pic of Meghan holding his foot for Mother’s Day.

A statement, released by Buckingham Palace, read: “Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened in a small private ceremony by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 6 July.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look forward to sharing some images taken on the day by photographer Chris Allerton.

“The godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private.”

Possible godfathers

GUY Pelly, Harry’s best friend who ran a string of saucy nightclubs.

Charlie Van Straubenzee, below, old pal of Harry and William.

Mark Dyer, known fondly as Harry’s second father.

George Clooney, Hollywood star.

Nicholas Van Cutsem, godfather to Prince Louis.

Tom Inskip, once dubbed Harry’s party wingman.

Jake Warren, a godson of Princess Diana.

Mike Tindall, below, former England rugby player married to Harry’s cousin Zara

Bookies have slashed the odds on Guy Pelly and Jessica Mulroney becoming baby Archie’s godparents at his lavish christening today.

Despite footing the £2.4million bill for Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage renovation, taxpayers may never learn who the godparents are.

Their names normally are publicly registered. But The Sun understands Harry wants all details kept private.

A source close to the couple said: “People might think Meghan responsible for this whole privacy thing but it is Harry leading the charge. He wants Archie to be a private citizen in every way possible.”

Potential godmothers

JESSICA Mulroney, Canadian fashion stylist.

Lindsay Roth, author and TV producer, Meghan was her maid of honour.

Genevieve Hillis, helped organise Meghan’s New York baby shower.

Misha Nonoo, US fashion designer and close friend.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan’s sister-in-law.

Serena Williams, American tennis star.

Tiggy Pettifer, Harry’s former nanny.

Amal Clooney, wife of George.

Benita Litt, pal of Meghan’s whose daughters were bridesmaids last year.

Violet von Westenholz, Linked up the Sussexes for a blind date in 2016.


The Palace said yesterday: “Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle. The godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private.”

The Church of England said: “Under the Parochial Registers and Records Measure 1978 all baptisms must be registered and the record made is normally publicly available.

“However the register to be used in this case is held privately by the royal household . . . and we understand that it has never complied with the usual requirement.”

Flags and posers are flying proudly in Windsor today
Flags and posers are flying proudly in Windsor today
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A cake from a royal well-wisher outside Windsor Castle
A cake from a royal well-wisher outside Windsor Castle
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Royal superfan John Loughrey, with company from Camilla the dog, prepares flags and posters outside Windsor Castle
Royal superfan John Loughrey, with company from Camilla the dog, prepares flags and posters outside Windsor Castle
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The public have only seen this picture of Archie’s face
The Church of England confirmed Harry and Meghan will file Archie’s birth in a royal register that is kept privately – so the public may never know their identities

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