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Why the Queen will miss royal baby Archie's christening

Naomi Gordon
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From Cosmopolitan

As royal watchers await their next glimpse of royal baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at his upcoming christening, it's been reported that the Queen will be unable to make the special royal occasion.

According to The Sunday Times, Her Majesty is said to have prior engagements which conflict with the event. The monarch attended the christenings of Prince George and Princess Charlotte in 2013 and 2015, but missed Prince Louis' baptism last year.

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"The decision [for the Queen and Prince Philip to miss Louis's christening] was not made on health grounds, Buckingham Palace says, and it is understood to have been mutually agreed by the Queen and the Cambridges some time ago," Press Association announced in 2018.

It had been busy time for the Queen, who had in a number of events marking the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, plus a meeting with US President Donald Trump at Windsor Castle, in the days preceding Louis' christening.

Buckingham Palace has yet to announce the date for Archie's christening, but it's thought that it could take place in the first week of July. St George's Chapel in Windsor is likely to be the venue, which is where Prince Harry was baptised in 1984. And, of course, Prince Harry and Meghan married at the chapel in May 2018.

Senior royals including Prince Charles and Camilla, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to attend, along with Meghan's mother Doria.

Meghan and Harry shared a new picture of Archie to mark Harry's first Father's Day yesterday on their official Instagram page.

"Happy Father's Day," the caption read. "And wishing a very special first Father's Day to the Duke of Sussex."

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