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Old 07-06-2019, 04:27 PM
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Archie is very cute. He looks a lot like Meghan.
Harry is underdressed, sorry.
And I love the look on William's face
He does look a lot like Meghan. He seems to have her eyes, nose and lips. Which is good because Harry has small eyes and thin lips. Archie looks to have Harry's eyebrows though. But yes, really takes after the Markle side. Don't really see Charles or Diana in him.

As for William's face, Harry made a similar face at Louis' christening photo. Brothers doing as they do.


I also agree that Harry was underdressed. He and Meghan looked like they were attending two different events. Once Harry found out Meghan was going the Dior/ formal Christening route. He should of gotten out the formal Christening suit.

While it's nice to see Diana's sisters. It makes the absence of Anne, Andrew, Edward, and Earl Spencer quite conspicuous. I hope there wasn't any hurt feelings there. Especially as Andrew and Harry always seemed quite close even vacationing together, and the Sussexes now live quite close to Andrew and Edward. It's their decision but I probably would have been more inclusive, or not invited any uncles or aunts.
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If Windsor is a country home, are not brown shoes more appropriate for a gentleman than black shoes?
His suit is too casual for the occasion too.
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:29 PM
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This Christening is the first split of the Firm ,I am afraid... .
What do you mean?

Archie looks like Meghan right now, the eyes and lips. The nose I'm not sure because Harry and Meghan have a similar nose. But right now I think he is a ginger like Harry. He also seems to be growing rather quickly. He is too cute! I think the pictures are wonderful. They look like happy but a little tired new parents. Very happy to see Diana's sisters in the picture and Doris looks fantastic!
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:32 PM
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So cute! Looks like Meghan's genes won.
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:42 PM
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Remember Meghan is also a Ragland. Meghan's maternal DNA courses through Archie, which could contribute to the mouth and eyes. The nose is Harry's

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Old 07-06-2019, 04:48 PM
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Well, if William can't force a smile at his only blood nephew's christening instead of a sort of constipated grimace, that says more about him than it does anyone else there, IMO.
When you look in close he is smirking, like when somebody has just made a comment and you want to laugh but need to hold it in.
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:50 PM
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I don't see any split evidence, or at least not from this photo. Harry's aunts are there in place of their sister and no other wider family was included in the shots. We don't know if any other aunts, uncles or cousins etc were in attendance but not in the photos, not invited or invited but couldn't attend, like the Queen.
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:54 PM
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I also agree that Harry was underdressed. He and Meghan looked like they were attending two different events. Once Harry found out Meghan was going the Dior/ formal Christening route. He should of gotten out the formal Christening suit.

While it's nice to see Diana's sisters. It makes the absence of Anne, Andrew, Edward, and Earl Spencer quite conspicuous. I hope there wasn't any hurt feelings there. Especially as Andrew and Harry always seemed quite close even vacationing together, and the Sussexes now live quite close to Andrew and Edward. It's their decision but I probably would have been more inclusive, or not invited any uncles or aunts.
Harry is wearing a light colored summer suit-it is summer time. He looks fine. It is not as if he's wearing jeans and a t-shirt.

Harry's father was there, Harry didn't need his Windsor aunt and uncles to represent his father. Jane and Sarah were there to represent his late mother.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:00 PM
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I can’t see anything that you would read into from William’s expression. I have never had him down as having a particularly large, open smile. If Kate is wearing the earrings Diana wore to Harry’s christening, that is a lovely, thoughtful touch.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:01 PM
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Harry is wearing a light colored summer suit-it is summer time. He looks fine. It is not as if he's wearing jeans and a t-shirt.

Harry's father was there, Harry didn't need his Windsor aunt and uncles to represent his father. Jane and Sarah were there to represent his late mother.
Using that logic, the Windsor aunts and uncles could of represented HM and DoE.

But seriously, I see favoritism and you don't. All that matters is whether the excluded parties see it as a snub or not. I doubt we'll ever know unless 'sources' tell the media.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:11 PM
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There are close up pics of Archie on FB/Twitter and the DM has pics.



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Old 07-06-2019, 05:18 PM
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Using that logic, the Windsor aunts and uncles could of represented HM and DoE.

But seriously, I see favoritism and you don't. All that matters is whether the excluded parties see it as a snub or not. I doubt we'll ever know unless 'sources' tell the media.
I would be staggered if Charles' siblings feel snubbed by the inclusion of Diana's sisters. Harry's mother is dead & anyone with a heart would be sensitive to his desire to have her sisters there.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:30 PM
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The baby looks like a blend of both parents to me. It looks like he will have brown eyes and might also end up a redhead. I wouldn’t be surprised if he will be a bit darker when he’s older too, like his mom. He’s cute regardless.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:33 PM
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I would be staggered if Charles' siblings feel snubbed by the inclusion of Diana's sisters. Harry's mother is dead & anyone with a heart would be sensitive to his desire to have her sisters there.
I agree, Charles' siblings are unlikely to feel snubbed at Diana's sisters being present.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:39 PM
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I’m not saying this unkindly, because she looks quite smart, but one of Diana’s sisters dresses like Carmen Sandiego.

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Old 07-06-2019, 05:39 PM
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I can’t see anything that you would read into from William’s expression. I have never had him down as having a particularly large, open smile. If Kate is wearing the earrings Diana wore to Harry’s christening, that is a lovely, thoughtful touch.

I don't smile when I take pictures. Many people don't actually. I wouldn't read too much into it.


As far as the absence of Harry's paternal uncles and aunts is concerned, I don't see anything abnormal about it either. They didn't attend the christenings of any of the Cambridge kids either, did they ?
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:45 PM
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Christening of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor: July 6th, 2019

Harry is too casually dressed for the other royals. Diana’s sister, Jane, looks ridiculous in that Panama hat. Truth be told, Doria and Camilla looked the best. JMHO
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:45 PM
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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.
The question that was being asked above: why is his uncle not in the picture? Is it because of a scheduling conflict or is there more to it. I tend to think the former - but others suggested that me might be closer to his aunts (which is I think is true; but not necessarily the reason uncle Charles wasn't in the picture; he might have been invited and declined or he wasn't invited at all). I noticed that by now even the absence of the paternal uncles and aunts has been raised. Harry could have asked his aunt Jane who represented his mother on his wedding day to be do so again this time but apparently, they decided to invite at least both aunts.

I didn't talk about whether his aunts should or should not be included. I just stated the obvious that including the aunts (which was never done before - so no automatism; but totally fine with me) leads to questions being asked. So, no need to be surprised about it.

Had they wanted to avoid that they could either not have included the aunts (of course, they could still have take a picture with the aunts as well; I assume more than 2 pictures were taken) or stated that regrettably uncle Charles couldn't join them for this joyful occasion (just like the queen and duke didn't attend). Again, they didn't have to explain but of course the aunts being included and not the uncle raises the question about his absence. That's just a consequence of their choice of releasing this specific picture.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:57 PM
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Isn’t it just possible that the two aunts are Archie’s godparents?
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Using that logic, the Windsor aunts and uncles could of represented HM and DoE.

But seriously, I see favoritism and you don't. All that matters is whether the excluded parties see it as a snub or not. I doubt we'll ever know unless 'sources' tell the media.
HM and the DoE are not dead. Just not in attendance. Harry’s mother is deceased.
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