Row over baby Archie's private christening: Harry and Meghan risk leaving fans 'jaded' b
A royal expert has warned the Duke and Duchess of Sussex they risk leaving fans 'jaded' if they only release artfully posed shots from son Archie's private christening on Saturday.
The ceremony will be in the Queen's own chapel at Windsor Castle away from press and public, the Mail can reveal.
However, Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, said she felt that people were becoming a 'bit jaded' by 'stylised' pictures of the newest royal.
'I think what people want and what people are used to seeing are lovely family images of the baby in the royal Honiton lace christening gown.
'They won't want an arty Instagram shot of Archie's foot three days later if it's left up to the couple themselves to take pictures and release them,' she said, referring to a Mother's Day shot issued by the couple of their son on social media.
Sources close to the couple stressed that the christening of Archie, who is seventh in line to the throne, will be a 'small, very intimate, family occasion' and would be held in the Queen's private chapel inside the castle itself – not St George's Chapel, where the couple were married.
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Royal aides have said the event will not be open to the public but photographs will be released afterwards to newspapers, websites, magazines and television, with further images being released on the couple's Instagram page, Sussex Royal.
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My view: This is the same royal couple, who spent £2.4million tax payers money to renovate their Frogmore mansion, I just don't get why they use tax-payers money and at the same time they are keeping everything about their son private. I hope Meghan remain private after her maternity leave, since that's what they now want. Archie looks like Meghan's father Thomas Markle.