Meghan Markle 'to adopt rescue dog for Archie' following controversial private christening

Carla Harmon
July 11, 2019

The youngest member of the Royal Family, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, was christened Saturday in a private family ceremony at Windsor Castle.

No announcement identifying the godparents has been made, but some are speculating that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have chosen Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney, daughter-in-law of former prime minister Brian Mulroney.

The pictures were released on the official Instagram handle which read, "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".

In January Meghan visited The Mayhew Animal Home and was particularly taken by a one-year-old Jack Russell cross named Minnie who was set to go up for adoption.

"However, while pouring over the official photos shared on Instagram, many were puzzled by the facial expressions of his uncle, the Duke of Cambridge, who seemed to them both "'sour" and "not amused".

The insider says Prince Harry stands by his decision, despite the fact much of his royal life is funded by the public purse.

Archie will wear the handmade replica of the royal christening robe made by Angela Kelly, dressmaker to the Queen.

The replica has been worn by royal infants at christenings for the last 11 years.

"Meghan really wants a dog with whom Archie can associate his childhood".

Archie's christening ceremony took place in a private ceremony in the Private Chapel of Windsor Castle.

The Daily Mail reports that though Thomas was raised Anglican, Duchess Meghan wasn't baptized as a child because Ragland didn't share Thomas' religious beliefs.

The sisters of the late Diana, Princess of Wales - Harry and William's mother - also attended and featured in the family photo.

Cheryl Bolson, 53, from Southampton, said she accepted the christening was a private, family event but felt the public should have been included.

"They feel so fortunate to have enjoyed this special moment with family and Archie's godparents".

Back in May when Archie was born a royal commentator suggested palace aides may have been caught off guard by the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby.

In one of their first public appearances as a married couple, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were seen attending Charlie's wedding to videographer Daisy Jenks last August, where it is believed Harry served as best man.

Harry and Meghan have both experienced life in the spotlight, and would prefer their son not to have to deal with that pressure.

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