The very telling hidden detail you might have missed in Archie's official christening photos

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Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened on Saturday, but have you noticed the official picture reveals a huge detail about the ceremony?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had their firstborn’s christening over the weekend (opens in new tab), in a private ceremony that reportedly had less than 25 guests.

The couple remained tight-lipped about the details of the ceremony, as they’re trying to raise Archie as a private citizen (opens in new tab), but delighted fans by sharing an adorable picture on their official Instagram page.

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The caption read: ‘This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment.

‘Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie.’

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In the snap, little Archie is being held by mum Meghan, who’s sitting next to Prince Harry on the same green chair that was used for Harry's own christening in 1984.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, grandfather Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, and grandmother Doria Ragland, and Princess Diana's sisters Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes are also in the picture.

However, despite keeping details of the ceremony under wraps, a very telling detail has been revealed after they shared the family portrait – the time of the christening.

According to the clock behind the family, the photo was taken a few minutes before midday - suggesting that Archie was christened around 11am on Saturday morning.

This was the fourth time we had a glimpse of baby Archie, two months after he was born.

After the private photo call, a couple of days after he was born, Meghan and Harry shared two snaps on social media – one to mark Mother’s Day and another to mark Father’s Day.

Fingers crossed for more adorable snaps to come soon…

Mariana Cerqueira
Mariana Cerqueira

Mariana is a lifestyle writer who has written for and My Imperfect Life. She joined the team as an intern after completing her journalism MA at City University. After six months spent writing about food, celebrity news, and family trends, Mariana left to write for Healthy Food magazine - but returned in 2017, to join the Future team once again. In her spare time, you’ll find Mariana in the kitchen cooking for her friends.