See Archie's Christening Portrait Side-by-Side with Prince Harry's 1984 Ceremony
Like father, like son!
The christening took place at Queen Elizabeth’s private chapel at Windsor Castle. The larger St. George’s Chapel at the castle was the site of Harry and Meghan Markle‘s May 2018 wedding, as well as Harry’s 1984 christening.
Archie, who struck a similar pose in his portrait with mom Meghan, wore a replica of the historic gown, which was first worn by Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter in 1841. The gown was worn by 62 royal babies, including Harry, before it was deemed too fragile to continue using.
Archie’s christening was attended by around 25 close family members and friends in total, including Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
“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,” Harry and Meghan captioned two Instagram photos on Saturday.
“Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie,” the happy couple added.
Meghan, 37, and Harry chose to have their son’s christening at Windsor Castle because they “wanted an intimate, peaceful setting in a place with such a special connection to Her Majesty,” a royal source previously told PEOPLE.
“This is a beautiful milestone and they are excited to share it as a family first and then with the world,” said the source of the couple.
After a photo op two days after Archie’s birth in May as a new family of three, Meghan and Harry made their first joint appearance as parents at Trooping the Colour in early June.
The couple shared a recent glimpse of their son on Father’s Day, posting an Instagram photo of Archie peering at the camera from Harry’s arms.