Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be busy trying to save the environment, support various charities, vacation with Elton John, and raise a tiny human, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t prompt with the thank-you cards. We’re not sure the exact royal protocol on sending cards, but we bet ‘timely manner’ is at the top of the list.
Baby Archie was christened on July 6 at the Private Chapel of Windsor Castle just two months after he was born, with the small and intimate family affair attended by only about 20 members of the royal family and their friends, including Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, Camilla Bowles, and of course Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland. Archie’s great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth was unable to attend the christening because of a prior commitment, but she also missed Prince Louis’ christening, so maybe she just prefers birthday parties with pony rides and cotton candy machines. We can only assume.
Although the attendance at Archie’s christening was limited, he still received many gifts and well-wishes from his parent’s extended line of family and friends as a well as thousands of royalists. One follower of the royal family shared the beautiful thank you card that the couple sent following Archie’s christening, which includes the official portrait of the family taken at the christening and a touching note. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been overwhelmed by all the incredibly kind cards and letters they have received on the occasion of Archie’s Christening, and are so touched that you took the trouble to write as you did,” reads the card. “It really was most thoughtful of you and greatly appreciated by Their Royal Highnesses who send you their very best wishes.”
The Instagram user, who goes by the handle @loopycrown3, shared the front of the card and the inside writing, “Wonderful thank you postcard from TRH the Duke and Duchess of Sussex thanking me for sending my good wishes to Archie for his christening.”
If you decide to send the royals a letter of congratulations in the future, here’s the envelope to look out for in the mail. It’s very official, very classy, and feels much more important than an email.
Archie’s christening included the baby wearing a replica of the traditional Royal Christening Robe that was created in 2008. The original robe, which had been worn by 62 royal babies over 163 years, was deemed too fragile and was retired in 2004. (We can’t image that one garment could withstand that many decades of spit-up.) As for Archie’s godparents, Harry and Meghan have remained mum on the topic, but that won’t stop us from guessing. Serena Williams? Beyoncé and Jay Z? We can do this all day.