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Archie Harrison has red hair and seven other things you may have missed about the royal christening

The youngest British royal had a private christening in Windsor this weekend

This official christening photograph released by the Duke and Duchess shows Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with their son, Archie and the Duchess of Cornwall, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, near London, Britain July 6, 2019. Chris Allerton / Pool via REUTERS 
This official christening photograph released by the Duke and Duchess shows Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with their son, Archie and the Duchess of Cornwall, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, near London, Britain July 6, 2019. Chris Allerton / Pool via REUTERS 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have released photographs from their baby boy Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor's christening. The royal tot, who is seventh-in-line to the throne, was christened in front of just 25 guests in Windsor Castle on July 6, 2019.

While the couple has chosen to keep their choice of godparents private, the public did get a look at the little one in two official photographs. One of the images shows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex alone with their baby boy, and the second includes proud family members, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Here are eight details from the official portraits you may have missed...

1. A significant seat

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex weren't just sat in any old Windsor Castle chair, it's the same chair Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II posed in for the official portraits from Prince Harry's christening in December 1984. Both Prince Harry and Archie were christened in chapels at Windsor Castle.

2. Another red haired royal

This is the official christening photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Saturday, July 6, 2019, showing Britain's Prince Harry, front row, second left and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex with their son, Archie. Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall sits at left. Back row from left, Prince Charles, Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England. (Chris Allerton/©SussexRoyal via AP) Baby Archie looks like he is set to have red hair, just like his father Prince Harry. AP 
Baby Archie looks like he is set to have red hair, just like his father Prince Harry. Sussex Royal via AP

Whether baby Archie looks more like Prince Harry or Meghan Markle is up for debate among royal watchers, but the two-month-old seems to have inherited his father's fiery red hair. In the first colour photo of the little one he appears to have his dad's light red locks, rather than his mother's brunette hair.

3. Princess Diana's earrings

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The Duchess of Cambridge's outfit included a very subtle nod to Princes William and Harry's mother, Princess Diana. She wore the same Collingwood pearl and diamond drop earrings Princess Diana wore for Prince Harry's 1984 christening. She also wore the same earrings for the Order of the Garter in Windsor in June this year.

4. A tribute to William's christening

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Not only did the Duchess of Cambridge nod back to Princess Diana's style with the earrings, but the colour of her headpiece is an almost exact match for hat worn by Princess Diana at Prince Williams's April 1982 christening. The bold flower print, however, was left in the 1980s.

5. Princess Diana's family

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM JULY 06: NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERICAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER AFTER 31 DECEMBER, 2019 WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM ROYAL COMMUNICATIONS. NO CROPPING. In this official christening photograph supplied by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor pose for a photographe with and (L-R) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle on July 06, 2019 in Windsor, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Allerton/SussexRoyal via Getty Images) Copyright in this photograph is vested in The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Publications are asked to credit the photographs to Chris Allerton. No charge should be made for the supply, release or publication of the photograph. The photograph must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form and must include all of the individuals in the photograph when published.  Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, the elder sisters of Princess Diana. SussexRoyal via Getty Images
Prince William (left) with Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, the elder sisters of Princess Diana. Sussex Royal via Getty Images

Proud grandparents, Prince Charles with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Doria Ragland, Meghan Markle's mother, were all in attendance and appear in the official family portrait along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. But there are two less known family members, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, who are the elder sisters of Princess Diana. Her younger brother, Charles Spencer, is not in the photo.

6. A choice room

The room the family chose to pose in is certainly a significant one. Windsor Castle's Green Drawing Room is the same spot the Duke and Duchess of Sussex gathered family in for their official wedding portraits in May 2018.

7. The family christening gown

This Monday, July 9, 2018, photo provided by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shows an official photograph to mark the christening of Prince Louis at Clarence House, following Prince Louis' baptism, in London. In the photo, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds Prince Louis as they pose with Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge; Prince George and Princess Charlotte. (Matt Holyoak/Camera Press/Duke and Duchess of Cambridge via AP)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge following the christening of Prince Louis at Clarence House, London, with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. AP

The private arrival to the christening may have been an unusual move for a royal couple, but they did stick to one tradition by wearing the family christening gown. Archie wore the same gown his cousins, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte, all wore for their christenings.

It is a replica of a Honiton lace gown Queen Victoria had made for the baptism of her eldest child, Princess Victoria, in 1841. The original was worn by 62 royal babies at their christenings, including Princes William and Harry. However, in 2004 after the christening of Lady Louise Windsor, it was decided it was becoming too fragile. That year, the Queen had a copy made by dressmaker Angela Kelly.

8. The designer looks

This is an official christening photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Saturday, July 6, 2019, showing Britain's Prince Harry, right and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex with their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at Windsor Castle with with the Rose Garden in the background, in Windsor, England. (Chris Allerton/©SussexRoyal via AP)
This is an official christening photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Saturday, July 6, 2019, showing Britain's Prince Harry, right and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex with their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at Windsor Castle with with the Rose Garden in the background, in Windsor, England. (Chris Allerton/©SussexRoyal via AP)

For the occasion, proud new mum Meghan Markle wore a bespoke white Dior dress. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Stella McCartney dress, which she first wore for a Christmas luncheon in 2018. Her look was finished with Gianvito Rossi pumps, Princess Diana's pearl earrings and a red pleated Juliette Botterill pillbox hat.

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Updated: July 8, 2019 08:53 AM

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