Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor was baptised at a private chapel at Windsor Castle on July 6 2019. The royal baby was just two months old when
Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor was baptised at a private chapel at Windsor Castle on July 6 2019. The royal baby was just two months old when he was christened, surrounded by senior members of the family.
But Queen Elizabeth II, his great-grandmother was not in attendance.
The official reason given by the Royal Family was that she had a prior commitment.
Her Majesty was also absent at Prince Louis’ baptism ceremony at The Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace in 2018.
However, according to a new book, the Queen missing her great-grandson’s important event indicates there had been an issue.
The new book Royals at War theorises that the baptism came after years of tension between the Queen and Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle.
Royals at War suggests she wanted to make a statement by being absent from the high-profile ceremony.
In the book, journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett wrote: “Pointedly, the Queen and Prince Philip stayed away.
“They had been generous and understanding at their best.
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Despite stepping down as senior royals earlier this year, Harry and Meghan have been disputing being able to use the word “royal” in their brand.
Another book surrounding the couple, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family, is set to be published.
Writers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand are believed to portray a much more positive image of the royal couple in the new title.
Since their move to Los Angeles, the couple have remained active and working in causes they believe in.
One issue the Sussexes have been very vocal about it racism.