Meghan and Prince Harry’s first child, Archie, was christened on Saturday, July 6. The christening was held at a private chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wed in May 2018.
However, Windsor Castle is not the only connection between the royal wedding and Archie’s christening.
To mark the christening, the Kingdom Choir, who performed Stand By Me on Harry and Meghan’s wedding day, have written and performed a new lullaby just for their son Archie.
We’d like to send our heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the christening of their baby boy. @TheBritishMonarchy God bless you all. Here’s a lullaby we wrote you for Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor ? ✨https://t.co/Ez0lhZU99W— The Kingdom Choir (@TheKingdomChoir) July 6, 2019
A preview of the song was released on Twitter on the morning of the christening alongside the touching message: “We’d like to send our heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the christening of their baby boy. God bless you all. Here’s a lullaby we wrote you for Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor”.
The Christian gospel choir has been going for two decades and has twenty singers led by Karen Gibson who founded the group.
They surprised royal fans pleasantly with the beautiful lullaby which runs at 2 minutes 19 seconds.
A fan tweeted: “Such a sweet gesture. Beautiful song.” Another fan added: “So happy that Harry and Meghan brought you into so many lives! This is truly special.”
Archie was baptized in the Private Chapel of Windsor Castle in a service conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The chapel holds around thirty people.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced that the names of their son’s godparents will be kept private.
The attendees included Prince William and Kate, Prince Charles Camilla, as well as Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.
Following the service, Harry and Meghan released two official photographs by Chris Allerton via Instagram.
Some were left confused by the inclusion of two less familiar faces in one of the photos; the two women standing between Doria and William.
They are Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, sisters of the late Princess Diana.
How sweet of Harry and Meghan to include them. It marks a touching nod to Diana’s side of the family.