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Baby Archie's christening date revealed

The royal tot was born two months ago

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby son Archie Harrison will be christened this Saturday (July 6).

According to PEOPLE magazine, Archie will be baptised in the Queen's private chapel at Windsor Castle.

It's said the gathering will be attended by around 25 family members and friends, with photos to be released the next day.

The couple's baby son Archie Harrison will be christened this Saturday (Credit: Splashnews.com)

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A source told the publication: "This is a beautiful milestone and they are excited to share it as a family first and then with the world."

The private chapel was created for Queen Victoria between 1840 and 1847.

It was destroyed by the Windsor fire in 1992 and rebuilt in 1994.

It comes after Meghan and Harry have faced criticism for reportedly having a private christening for Archie.

At the weekend, it was reported that Meghan and Harry want to ensure the newborn will be a "private citizen" - and his baptism will apparently not be treated as a media event.

Royal journalist Penny Juror - whose biography of Harry was published in 2014 - is quoted as telling The Sunday Times that the couple’s decision ‘not to play the game’ is an error.

She said: "They can't have it both ways. Either they are totally private, pay for their own house and disappear out of view or play the game the way it is played.

This is a beautiful milestone and they are excited to share it as a family first and then with the world.

"Seeing Archie and his godparents arriving at the christening is what people are interested in. It isn't baring your baby's soul, just giving the public who love and support them a crumb to enjoy."

Archie was born in the early hours of May 6 at London's Portland Hospital.

The timing of Archie's christening follows closely to the baptisms of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's three child.

Archie was born in the early hours of May 6 at London's Portland Hospital (Credit: Instagram)

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Their oldest, son Prince George, was christened at the Chapel Royal in London’s St. James’s Palace in October 2013, more than three months after he was born.

The couple's daughter Princess Charlotte's christening was held two months after her birth at the St. Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk.

Their youngest, Prince Louis, was christened at the same place as his older brother George in July 2018, around three months after his birth.

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