2019 Jul 06

Official Portraits from Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s Christening

Official Portraits from Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s Christening

Two months after his birth, The Duke & Duchess of Sussex held the christening of their son, Archie Harrison, in the Private Chappel of Windsor Castle. Following the service, the couple and their family took portraits in the Green Drawing Room (he same one where they had their wedding pictures taken). Among the guests are: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Ms Doria Ragland (Meghan’s mother), Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes. Unfortunately, Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh were unable to attend, do to prior commitments.

@SussexRoyal – This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment.

Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie.

Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue.

Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

2019 Jul 04

The Duchess of Sussex attends Day 4 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

The Duchess of Sussex attends Day 4 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Earlier today, Meghan The Duchess of Sussex attended the fourth day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships with two of her closest friends, Lindsay Roth and Genevieve Hillis. The ladies stepped out this afternoon to witness Meghan’s pal Serena Williams beat Wimbledon debutante Kaja Juvan during the 2nd round of the Women’s Singles.

We could expect to see Meghan tomorrow, as she cheers on Serena while she takes on the Mixed Doubles with Sir Andy Murray. If not, we’ll see The Duchess of Sussex with ther closest friends and family on Saturday when Harry and Meghan christen Baby Archie Harrison in Windsor.




Archie Harrison, The Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s son, to be christened on July 6

Archie Harrison, The Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s son, to be christened on July 6

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will be christened in the Queen’s Private Chapel in Windsor Castle next Saturday.

ITV News – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie will be christened at a private ceremony on Saturday, a royal source confirmed.

The service will be held at the private chapel at Windsor Castle and is understood to be a “very small gathering”, they said.

The ceremony is due to take place on Saturday, exactly two months after Archie was born on May 6.

It is understood that pictures of the ceremony will be released on Sunday through the media and Harry and Meghan’s Instagram account.

[…]

The Archbishop of Canterbury, who married Harry and Meghan, is usually called upon to perform the service.

Source : ITV News

2019 Jun 30

The Moving Story Behind The Duchess of Sussex’s Stunning Lorraine Schwartz Eternity Ring

News recently broke that Harry gifted Meghan an eternity ring to celebrate the birth of their son as well as their 1st wedding anniversary. Other piece of news: Meghan’s engagement ring has been redesigned.

HARPER’S BAZAAREverything you need to know about Meghan Markle’s Eternity Ring

When Prince Harry announced to the world on May 6 that he had become a father, his beaming smile said it all. Not only was he proud of his newborn son, but also his wife of one year. “I’m absolutely over the moon,” he said. But it was his thoughtful tribute away from the cameras that truly expressed his joy—a stunning eternity ring that honored his new family.

After weeks of speculation about a new diamond on Meghan’s wedding finger, BAZAAR.com can reveal that Harry helped create the piece with renowned jeweler Lorraine Schwartz as a gift to mark the couple’s wedding anniversary—and their growing family.

While creating the bespoke conflict-free diamond eternity band, Harry paid tribute by having Schwartz add birthstones for Meghan, Archie, and himself on the underside of the delicate piece.

“Meghan was touched,” a source says of the May 19 anniversary surprise, which features a flawless green emerald for Archie, a blue sapphire for Harry, and an olive-green peridot stone for the duchess. “A lot of thought went into it,” the source reveals.

Each birthstone is said to have its own meaning and significance, with sapphires believed to protect those close to you from harm, peridots said to instill power in the wearer, and emeralds considered a symbol of rebirth and love.

While working closely with the famous Los Angeles-based jeweller, the prince also took the opportunity to have Meghan’s engagement ring—which features two stones that once belonged to Princess Diana—resized and reset with a new delicate diamond band.

Meghan gave the world a first glimpse at the rings during this year’s Trooping the Colour parade on June 8. And fans got a further look during today’s surprise baseball game appearance alongside Harry at the London Stadium to watch the Boston Red Sox play against the New York Yankees. The game was in support of the Invictus Games Foundation and the first time that Major League Baseball hosted two regular season games in Europe.

Bespoke jeweller Schwartz has created high-end pieces for a number of high profile women including Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, and Elizabeth Taylor, and is a firm fixture on red carpets around the world. The designer is also a keen philanthropist, sitting on the board of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation cancer charity, and a founder of the Shulamit Benjamini Sandberg Medical Research Grant, which supports physicians involved in cancer research.

Source: Harper’s Bazaar

2019 Jun 29

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attend the Red Sox Vs. Yankees baseball game

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attend the Red Sox Vs. Yankees baseball game

Earlier tonight, The Duchess of Sussex made an unnannounced appearance at the Major League Baseball London Series game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. The game was held in support of the Invictus Games Foundation, which the Duke of Sussex founded back in 2014. Prior to the game, Harry and Meghan met with each team and were given lovely sport shirts for Baby Archie. The Duchess was also seen giving a hug to Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, who’s been reported to be a very distant cousin of hers. The Duke of Sussex then watched the game at the London Stadium, Olympic Park.

This game seemed quite important for Meghan, not only because she’s been supporting the Invictus Games Foundation ever since she’s been with Harry, but also because she is quite a baseball fan. Before her Instagram was shut down, she documented her attendance at a few games of the Toronto Blue Jays, and was spotted wearing caps from the LA Dodgers, the Chicago White Sox and the NY Yankees.

@SussexRoyal – Tonight, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the first of a two game series of the Major League Baseball #LondonSeries, in support of @WeAreInvictusGames.

Tonight’s highly anticipated game between the #Yankees and #RedSox took place at London stadium, Olympic Park.

The @WeAreInvictusGames, of which His Royal Highness is Founding Patron, has been selected as charity partner for the @MLB 2019 series. The Invictus Games Foundation is the international charity that oversees the development of the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed service personnel and veterans participate. It celebrates the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness.

The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’ – it embodies the fighting spirit of the competitors.

As part of the partnership, the Invictus Games Foundation have a team participating in London’s #Softball60, the social softball series built for the city and targeted to introduce the sport to new audiences and demonstrate that it is an inclusive sport.

On this #ArmedForcesDay, tonight’s event was also a chance for Their Royal Highnesses to shine a light on the men and women here in the UK and around the world who have sacrificed so much for their country.

Discover more about the Invictus Games Foundation through the link in our bio.