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Old 07-06-2019, 12:45 PM
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One thing the Sussexes and Doria are pro at are their stealth techniques. The woman get out of LAX, without being caught by paparazzi. Impressive
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:47 PM
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I thought Doria looked lovely in pink. And the black and white shot is beautiful. A nice family photograph.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:48 PM
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One thing the Sussexes and Doria are pro at are their stealth techniques. The woman get out of LAX, without being caught by paparazzi. Impressive
She was probably provided a VIP escort, and probably driven airside.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:50 PM
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Why are we questioning why 'only' 2 of Diana's siblings are pictured, when this is the first time ANY of them are? This is ridiculous and just so transparent at this point. Yes, Harry - the one brother who very clearly makes an honest effort to include the Spencers is the one who supposedly holds a grudge.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:55 PM
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Archie is 2months old today
And today is also the anniversary of the Wedding of the future George V and Mary of Teck ,they married at St James Chapel Royal on this day,1893!
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:56 PM
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And today is also the anniversary of the Wedding of the future George V and Mary of Teck ,they married at St James Chapel Royal on this day,1893!
Oh how nice - thanks for that little piece of history.

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Old 07-06-2019, 12:56 PM
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No you are not alone. I've wondered about that as well. I believe that Princess Eugenie was the oldest baby to wear the original gown at over six months and somehow it was managed. I would guess that the gown is somehow adjustable to accommodate infants of all sizes.
I distinctly remember reading in several news outlets that the gown had to be kept open for Eugenie because it did not fit her..she was christened at nine months old.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:57 PM
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'Republic', the group that seeks the abolition of the Monarchy, CERTAINLY will be regarding it as such, and instructing lawyers accordingly...
but without any chance for success....!
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:04 PM
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I distinctly remember reading in several news outlets that the gown had to be kept open for Eugenie because it did not fit her..she was christened at nine months old.
Yes, I don't think the original gown was meant for babies of that size. I think the Eugenie christening was postponed until Christmas, perhaps because Andrew was at sea. I remember reading that the lace got a bit torn and the ties at the back had to be kept open.
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:08 PM
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I would say it’s safe to assume that Tiggy Pettifer is one of the godmothers. The wording of the Instagram post “family and godparents” would lead you to believe she falls into the second category.
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:09 PM
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Wonderful photos. Archie is so adorable. A lot of mommy in there

Two great photos. I kiss nothing. I don't get any disappointment for not seeing an arrival.

It's sad the queen and Philip couldn't attend. I know they missed Louis but this us Harrys first kid. But understandable.

It's likely Charles Spencer was just unable to attend. I doubt he would have been left out of the photo if not. Yes he wasn't on the strips at the church with the family but only one aunt was as well. She was standing in as mother of the groom. It's clear Harry has remained close to the Spencer side and made sure to include them even before the wedding.

I don't think the godparents being secret is that huge. Yes it woukd be nice to know but not going to cause any major issues.
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:29 PM
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Why are we questioning why 'only' 2 of Diana's siblings are pictured, when this is the first time ANY of them are? This is ridiculous and just so transparent at this point. Yes, Harry - the one brother who very clearly makes an honest effort to include the Spencers is the one who supposedly holds a grudge.
It's logical that people question why two out of three siblings of Diana were included - and not all of them, especially because previously no one was. Not including anyone or including everyone would not have raised that question. However, it's clear that Harry makes an effort to include his Spencer family in the most important moments (wedding, Archie's birth announcement and now the christening) and imo the most likely reason for the other one not being included is that they didn't attend... I cannot come up with a good reason not to include him had he been present for the christening today given that his sisters were included in the picture.
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:30 PM
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The baptism pics are great! Archie is a mix of Harry and Meghan ..but I think he reminds me more of Meghan in the eyes.

Everyone looks great in the pics!

As far as who is or isn't in the pics...they only released TWO ...we don't know who all is in the pics.



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Old 07-06-2019, 01:34 PM
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What a gorgeous baby boy Grandma Doria looks like a queen, the picture of elegance & dignity!
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:36 PM
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It's logical that people question why two out of four siblings of Diana were included - and not all of them, especially because previously no one was. Not including anyone or including everyone would not have raised that question. However, it's clear that Harry makes an effort to include his Spencer family in the most important moments (wedding, Archie's birth announcement and now the christening) and imo the most likely reason for the other two not being included is that they didn't attend... I cannot come up with a good reason not to include them had they been present for the christening today given that their sisters were included in the picture.
What other two siblings? Diana had two sisters, Jane and Sarah, who were in the photo, and one brother, Charles, who wasn't and may not have been able to attend.
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:41 PM
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What other two siblings? Diana had two sisters, Jane and Sarah, who were in the photo, and one brother, Charles, who wasn't and may not have been able to attend.
Sorry, you are right. Although I would still argue the same. Leaving out one raises more questions than not including anyone and the most likely reason for him not to be in the picture is that he did not attend his great-nephew's christening.
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:42 PM
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I distinctly remember reading in several news outlets that the gown had to be kept open for Eugenie because it did not fit her..she was christened at nine months old.
Exactly! It wasn't so much that Eugenie was a big baby when she was born, although for some reason I can't find her birth weight. It was the fact that Andrew was at sea, and as such she was christened at Sandringham and therefore a little bigger than a newborn. That's why the Christening gown was not properly closed.

Archie is adorable. Nice that the Diana's sisters were there as well.

Sometimes I do think that Harry and Meghan (who seems to get the brunt of all the anger. Its as if Harry can't think for himself and can't make decision about a lifestyle he grew up in.) do make things harder for themselves. On one hand I can see why the godparents wouldn't want their names published as the press has a habit of researching and taking apart the life of anyone associated with the Sussex's. I have learned more about Genevieve Hills in the last two days just because she sat next to Meghan at Wimbledon as opposed to the last 18 months. On the other hand, if you are willing to be a godparent of a royal child in this social media/digital age that's is to be expected. Its funny how we know nothing of the personal lives of the Wessex's children's godparents, but if social media/digital age is/was the same as it is now, I am sure we would.

We are living in age where privacy is becoming a commodity. But you can't argue you deserve privacy when you put your life out there on Instagram/Facebook, etc.

IMO there would have no harm in having the normal walk to the Church, so everyone could have seen the family and the godparents. For those godparents, who didn't want to be photographed...they could have been taken inside discreetly. You announce the godparents, people talk about it for a day or two and than its over. Instead, we had this great furor about something that would have gone away in a day or so. And the tabloids will bring it up for the next two years.

Most likely Archie will be a private citizen like Lady Sarah Chatto, Peter Phillips,etc. whose grandfather, uncle and cousin just happen to be King. He will not have a totally private life but it won'be a royal one.
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The people who they wanted to be in the pictures are there. The Queen who is his great great grandmother couldn't attend so why is it so hard to believe Harry's uncle had other plans.

Archie is a handsome little boy and everyone looks good and happy in the picture.
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Sorry, you are right. Although I would still argue the same. Leaving out one raises more questions than not including anyone and the most likely reason for him not to be in the picture is that he did not attend his great-nephew's christening.
What kind of questions? It’s not unusual for some people to have a schedule conflict. I don’t see why this should prevent his aunts from being included.
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