• Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are celebrating baby Archie’s christening on July 6, 2019.
  • Meghan and Harry welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on May 6, 2019.
  • As previously reported by royal correspondent, Roya Nikkhah, Queen Elizabeth will sadly miss her great-grandson’s christening at Windsor Castle.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son, Archie Harrison, will be christened on July 6, in an intimate service in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle.RELATED STORYBaby Archie’s Christening to Take Place in July

But as previously reported by the royal correspondent for The Sunday Times, Roya Nikkhah, there’s one important family member who won’t be present at the festivities, and that’s Queen Elizabeth. Nikkhah explained, “The Queen will miss the christening because of prior commitments. She attended the christenings of Prince George and Princess Charlotte but missed Prince Louis’s baptism last year.”

The Daily Mail‘s royal correspondent, Rebecca English, confirmed on Twitter that a “diary clash” was responsible for the Queen and Prince Philip missing Archie’s special day.

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Princess Charlotte, Prince William, Prince George, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle arrive at Prince Louis’s christening on July 9, 2018.WPA POOLGETTY IMAGESADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW


Royal fans will recall that Queen Elizabeth also didn’t attend great-grandson Prince Louis’s christening in July 2018. At the time, Daily Mail royal correspondent, Rebecca English, tweeted, “The Queen & Philip have just spent the weekend together in Norfolk. He is remaining there while she travels back to London today. Her decision not to attend was mutually agreed with William & Kate…”

Nikkhah notes that Queen Elizabeth did, however, “attend the christening of her seventh great-grandchild—Lena Tindall, the second daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall—in March.”

Despite not being able to attend Archie Harrison’s christening, it’s clear that the queen is quite enamored with her newest great-grandchild: