Archie Mountbatten-Windsor — Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's son — was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on July 6, 2019 — the same day he turned 2 months old. To celebrate the blessed event, Wonderwall.com is taking a look at his and other royals' christenings and baptisms through the decades. Here, Archie is seen in his mother's arms as his father looks on outside the castle's rose garden in one of two photos the couple shared after the ceremony. Now keep reading for more modern and vintage photos from royal family christenings in Britain, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Monaco, Greece, Norway, Denmark and more…
Archie Mountbatten-Windsor appears with parents Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan in one of two official christening photos released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on July 6, 2019, following the ceremony. Also pictured in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle (from left): Duchess Camilla, Prince Charles, Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale (the late Princess Diana's sisters), Prince William and Duchess Kate.
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Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge — Prince William and Duchess Kate's third child — was christened on July 9, 2018. Kate — wearing a dress by Alexander McQueen and a Jane Taylor hat — is seen carrying little Louis as they arrive for his baptism service at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace in London.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George held hands with dad Prince William as they arrived with Duchess Kate, Prince Louis, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace in London for Louis' christening on July 9, 2018.
Princess Diana and husband Prince Charles looked on lovingly at their first-born son, Prince William, on the day of his christening at Buckingham Palace in 1982.
Prince Charles, Prince Philip, the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Princess Diana — holding baby Prince William — and Queen Elizabeth II posed for photos at Buckingham Palace on William's christening day in 1982. The future king wore a gown rich with royal history: The christening dress crafted from Spitalfields silk with a Honiton lace overlay was commissioned by Queen Victoria for the christening of her eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal, in 1841.
Princess Diana soothed son Prince William with her pinkie in the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace following a private christening ceremony in the Music Room on Aug. 4, 1982.
Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II posed for an official photo following Prince William's christening in 1982.
Queen Elizabeth II spoke with grandson Prince William and Duchess Kate as they arrived at the Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace in London for the christening of Prince George — the couple's first child — on Oct. 23, 2013.
Prince William and son Prince George arrived at the Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace in London for the infant's christening on Oct. 23, 2013. George wore a christening gown that's an exact replica of the original Victorian-era garment worn by royal babies (including his dad!) for more than a century. The new one was made by Angela Kelly, the personal assistant and senior dresser to the queen, who commissioned the replica in 2004 after determining the original was too fragile for further use.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carried son Prince George after his christening at the Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace in London on Oct. 23, 2013. Duchess Kate wore a chic cream suit by Alexander McQueen and a Jane Taylor hat for the occasion.
Royal relatives including parents Princess Diana and Prince Charles as well as godparents and a playful Prince William posed for photos at the christening of Prince Harry at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, on Dec. 21, 1984.
Britain's Queen Victoria held her great-grandson — the future King Edward VIII (later the Duke of Windsor after he abdicated) — as she posed with son Edward VII and grandson George V at the baby's christening in 1894.
Prince Albert II of Monaco and wife Princess Charlene posed with their twins, Princess Gabriella, left, and Prince Jacques, after their baptism ceremony in the Cathedral of Monaco on May 10, 2015.
Duchess Kate and Prince William watched as Prince George peeked at sister Princess Charlotte in her carriage on her christening day at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, England, on July 5, 2015.
Princess Charlotte was pushed in a Silver Cross pram as she left the Church of St. Mary Magdalene near the queen's Sandringham Estate after her christening on July 5, 2015.
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess Kate, Prince William and Prince George arrived at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene near the monarch's Sandringham Estate for the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015.
Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, was featured on the front page of the Christmas Day edition of The Illustrated London News holding her first-born child, Prince Charles, at his christening on Dec. 15, 1948.
Princess Elizabeth held her son, Prince Charles, after his christening in Buckingham Palace on Dec. 15, 1948. Seated to the left is the Dowager Marchioness of Milford Haven and to the right is the prince's great-grandmother Queen Mary. Godparents standing from left to right: Lady Brabourne, The Duke of Edinburgh (standing proxy for Prince George of Greece), King George VI, David Bowes-Lyon, the Earl of Athlone (who stood proxy for the King of Norway) and Princess Margaret.
Princess Anne slept in the arms of her mother, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), at Clarence House in London shortly before her christening at 11 weeks old. The pair are seen here on the cover of the Nov. 1, 1950, issue of The Tatler and Bystander.
King George VI placed a loving hand on granddaughter Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise following her christening at Buckingham Palace on Oct. 21, 1950. Holding the baby is her mother, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), and looking on is Anne's aunt, Princess Margaret.
More than 27 years later on Dec. 12, 1977, Princess Anne posed with her own child, son Peter Phillips, at his christening as her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, looked on.
Princess Anne held son Peter Phillips in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace after his christening in the Music Room in December 1977 as royal family members including Queen Elizabeth II and godparents looked on.
And 33 years later, Peter Phillips — Princess Anne's son — attended the christening of his own child, daughter Savannah Phillips, alongside grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, wife Autumn Phillips, grandfather Prince Philip and the Rev. Celia Carter at the Church of the Holy Cross in Avening, England, on April 25, 2011.
Madrid Archbishop Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela used water from the River Jordan to baptize Spain's Princess Leonor in the arms of her mother, Princess Letizia (who's now Spain's queen), as then-Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos I looked on inside the Royal Palace in Madrid.
Spain's royal family — Crown Prince Felipe of Spain (who's now King Felipe), wife Princess Letizia (who's now Queen Letizia), King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia — posed for a formal family photo following Princess Leonor's baptism in Madrid on Jan. 14, 2006.
Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), his wife the Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) and their first daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York (later Queen Elizabeth II), posed together on the baby royal's christening day at Buckingham Palace on May 19, 1926.
This photograph was taken at the christening of Princess Elizabeth Alexander Mary, the future Queen Elizabeth II, in 1926. Standing in the back row are the Duke of Connaught, HM King George V, the Duke of York and the Earl of Strathmore. Seated in the front row are Lady Elphinstone, Queen Mary, the Duchess of York and the baby, the Countess of Strathmore, and Princess Mary, Viscountess Lascelles.
Britain's Queen Mary held granddaughter Princess Elizabeth at the future Queen Elizabeth II's christening in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace in 1926.
Britain's Prince Andrew and wife Sarah, Duchess of York, smiled proudly at the christening of their first daughter, Princess Beatrice of York, in London in December 1988.
Sarah, Duchess of York, husband Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and their first-born daughter, Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary, posed for a photo after the child's christening in the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace in London on Dec. 20, 1988.
Princess Beatrice of York is seen after her christening in the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace in London on Dec. 20, 1988.
Princes Eugenie of York — the second of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York's daughters — was baptized at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, on Dec. 23, 1990. Her young royal cousins Zara Tindall (née Phillips) and Prince Harry can be seen in the foreground of this photo, while great-aunt Princess Margaret can be seen on the left.
Princes Eugenie of York was held by mother Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, as dad Prince Andrew, grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and great-aunt Princess Margaret looked on after her christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, on Dec. 23, 1990.
Baby Princess Margaret was watched over by her mother, Queen Elizabeth (later known as the Queen Mother), after her christening at Buckingham Palace on Oct. 30, 1930.
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and husband Prince Daniel smiled proudly after the christening of their first-born child, Princess Estelle, at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm on May 22, 2012.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden held her second child, Prince Oscar, while her first, Princess Estelle, looked on during the baby boy's christening at the chapel in Stockholm's Royal Palace on May 27, 2016.
Prince Oscar of Sweden was wide awake in the arms of his mother, Crown Princess Victoria, at his christening at Stockholm's Royal Palace on May 27, 2016.
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and his wife, Princess Sofia, posed outside Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm where they celebrated the christening of their first son, Prince Alexander, on Sept. 9, 2016.
Queen Silvia of Sweden was all smiles at the christening of her grandson Prince Gabriel — the second child born to her son, Prince Carl Philip, and his wife, Princess Sofia — at Drottningholm Palace Chapel in Stockholm on Dec. 1, 2017. Carl Philip held their older boy, Prince Alexander, while Sofia — who wore a red-and-white Swedish folk costume for the occasion — carried their infant son.
Princess Leonore slept in mother Princess Madeleine of Sweden's arms following her christening at Stockholm's Drottningholm Palace on June 8, 2014. Leonore is the first child born to Madeleine and husband Christopher O'Neill, a British-American financier who declined Swedish citizenship and a royal title when he married Carl XVI Gustaf's third child.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden and husband Christopher O'Neill's second child, Prince Nicolas, was christened at Drottningholm Palace Chapel in Stockholm on Oct. 11, 2015.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden held her third child, Princess Adrienne, as she posed with husband Christopher O'Neill, son Prince Nicolas and daughter Princess Leonore at Adrienne's christening at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel in Stockholm on June 8, 2018.
Prince William talked to Crown Prince and Princess Pavlos of Greece after the christening of their son Prince Konstantine Alexios at the Greek cathedral in central London on April 15, 1999. Prince William is one of Konstantine's eight godparents.
Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his wife, Princess Marie-Chantal, accompanied by their two older children arrived for the christening of their son Prince Achileas Andreas at the Greek Cathedral of Saint Sophia in London on June 7, 2000.
Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, held son Prince Aristide Stavros on the child's christening day at the Agioi Anargyroi Monastery in Peloponnese, Greece, on Aug. 6, 2009, as his wife, Princess Marie-Chantal, and kids Princess Maria-Olympia, Prince Achileas-Andreas, Prince Constantine Alexios and Prince Odysseas-Kimon looked on.
Norwegian Crown Prince Harald (now King Harald V), Princess Sonja (now Queen Sonja, with their son, Prince Haakon) and the late King Olav sat for a photo after Haakon's christening in the Royal Palace Chapel in Oslo, Norway, on Sept. 20, 1973.
More than 30 years after his own christening, Norway's Crown Prince Haakon celebrated the christening of his daughter, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, on the balcony of the royal palace in Oslo on April 17, 2004. His wife, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and her son from a previous relationship, Marius Hoiby, were also on hand.
Dutch Princess Máxima (who's now Queen Máxima) — the wife of now-King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands — held daughter Princess Ariane during the infant's baptism ceremony at the Klooster Kerk in The Hague on Oct. 20, 2007. The couple's older girls, Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, and Princess Alexia are seen looking on.
Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander held daughter Princess Amalia while wife Princess Máxima held second daughter Princess Alexia after Alexia's christening service in the village church in Wassenaar, the Netherlands, on Nov. 19, 2005.
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and his wife, Crown Princess Mary, arrived at the Christiansborg Palace Chapel in Copenhagen on Jan. 21, 2006, for the christening of their first child, Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John.
Denmark's Crown Princess Mary, son Prince Christian and husband Crown Prince Frederik posed with the couple's second child, Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe, at Fredensborg Palace on July 1, 2007, following the baby's christening.
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary carried Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda outside Holmens Kirk in Copenhagen on the twins' christening day on April 14, 2011. The couple's older kids, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, also posed for photos.
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and wife Princess Mary proudly held their twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, outside Holmens Kirk in Copenhagen at the babies' christening on April 14, 2011.
Denmark's Prince Joachim and Princess Alexandra, who have since divorced, sat with 10-week-old son Prince Nikolai of Denmark in the Fredensborg Palace Chapel during the baby's christening on Nov. 6, 1999.
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden held Prince Bertil, her son with Sweden's King Gustaf VI Adolf, at the baby's christening in 1912.