Meghan and Harry have likely been inundated with thousands of congratulatory cards after the birth of their firstborn. They made sure to mail off some sweet thank you cards, featuring one of the beautiful photos taken on Archie’s debut day at Windsor Castle. One fan, Bradley Donovan-Baird, shared the card on his Instagram, @loopycrown3.
The heartwarming snap features the elated duke and duchess, holding their baby, walking through the Windsor Castle doors.
“Thank you postcard from TRH the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, thanking me for sending my good wishes on the birth of their son,” Bradley captioned the photo.
On the back of the postcard, the message reads: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex greatly appreciate you taking the time to write and celebrate the birth of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. Their Royal Highnesses have been incredibly touched by all of the warm wishes they have received during this especially joyful time in their lives. They send their best wishes and heartfelt thanks.”
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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
Interestingly, Harry and Meghan chose to leave Archie’s middle name out, instead referring to him as Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. His middle name, Harrison, is a nod to his dad, Harry.
The two-month-old bundle of joy was christened in an intimate ceremony at the Private Chapel in Windsor Castle, in front of less than 25 guests. The couple chose to keep his godparents a secret, and banned press from taking photos before and after the festivities. But Harry and Meghan released two heartwarming snaps just hours after he was christened.