Most memorable royal christenings through the years

The next best thing to a royal wedding!
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There’s something about a royal christening that sends royal watchers weak at the knees.

WATCH: Cheeky Charlotte remind press they’re not invited to Louis’ christening party

Whether it’s a first look at the newest mini-member of the royal family, the official family photos or the extravagance of the affair, royal christenings are the next best thing to regal weddings.

With fans eagerly awaiting the christening of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbanks’ first child, New Idea has taken a look back at some of the royal family’s most memorable christenings.

archie's christening
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie, was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle. (Credit: Chris Allerton/SussexRoyal)

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle christened their eight-week-old son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, their were surrounded by their closest family and friends at Windsor Castle which lies on the grounds of their home, Frogmore Cottage.

Despite being a private affair due to the Sussexes’ plan to raise Archie away from the spotlight, the proud parents still shared adorable pictures to mark the occasion. 

In an official statement on their now defunct Sussex Royal Instagram account, the couple revealed they enjoyed this day with family, including Harry’s father Prince Charles and Meghan’s mum, Doria Ragland.

While Baby Sussex’s first milestone was one for the history books, here are some other royal christenings moment that received much more media coverage. 

Prince Louis

Prince Louis's christening
Duchess Kate and Prince William with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, who had just been christened at St James’s Palace on July 09, 2018 in London. (Credit: Getty)

Princess Charlotte

prince George
Prince George peeking into his little sister Princess Charlotte’s pram as they leave her christening on July 5, 2015. (Credit: Getty)

Prince George

Prince George
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with son Prince George at his christening at London’s Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace on October 23, 2013. (Credit: Getty)

Princess Eugenie

Fergie holding Princess Eugenie christening
The Duchess of York with her second daughter Princess Eugenie after her christening at Sandringham Church in 1990. (Credit: Getty)

Princess Beatrice

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson christening
Duchess Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace for Princess Beatrice’s christening on December 20, 1988. (Credit: Getty)

Prince Harry

Prince William
A young Prince William plays in front of the royal family as they gather for Prince Harry’s christening at Windsor Castle on December 21, 1984. (Credit: Getty)

Prince William

Prince William
Prince Charles and Princess Diana with their son Prince William and his grandparents and great grandmother at his christening at Buckingham Palace on August 4, 1982. (Credit: Getty)

Princess Isabella and Prince Christian

Princess Mary christening
Princess Mary and Prince Frederik of Denmark with Princess Isabella and Prince Christian at the christening of twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine at Holmens Kirke on April 14, 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Credit: Getty)

Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques

Royal christening Monaco
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene with their twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques at The Monaco Cathedral on May 10, 2015 in Monaco. (Credit: Getty)

Princess Anne

Royal christening
Then-Princess Elizabeth holding Princess Anne alongside the Duke of Edinburgh on her christening day at Buckingham Palace in October 1950. (Credit: Getty)

Prince Charles

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II pictured when she was Princess Elizabeth with her first baby Prince Charles at his christening in 1948.
Then-Princess Elizabeth with her first baby Prince Charles at his Christening in 1948. (Credit: Getty)

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