Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, celebrated his christening surrounded by family on July 6th.
Though the press was not allowed to take part in the ceremony, Meghan and Harry have since released photos of the royal baptism. For the first time, Archie's full face was shown while he wore a beautiful Honiton lace gown, which was a replica of the gown Queen Victoria had made for her eldest daughter's baptism in 1841.
While the ceremony itself reportedly went flawlessly, many people are still in an uproar that the Royals kept it private. News sites everywhere are bashing the Duke and Duchess for their decision and say that the public has a right to big events going on within the Royal family.
While the angered public does have a bit of a point with their relationship with the Royals being more take than give (speaking in terms of their $3 million dollar house renovations using tax-payer money), what shouldn't be forgotten is that this baby and these two new parents are human and deserve a right to privacy if they want it.
Meghan and Harry have taken a different approach to parent their royal child than William and Kate have taken and, though it may come as a shock to some, it really is their prerogative because it is their child.
Just like any other parents, it's important to respect that they may not parent or make the same decisions that we would if we were in their shoes but just because that's the case, it doesn't mean they are doing anything wrong if their baby's best interest is at heart.
Meghan and Harry have shown nothing more than love for their new bundle of joy, and instead of bashing and hating on the new parents, which most of us can relate to when it comes to this life-changing time, both the media and the public need to respect their decisions. Baby Archie is growing up in a wonderful family who simply adore him and we couldn't be happier for them at this time of new beginnings and milestones such as the christening.