Meghan Markle Wore a Thing: White Dior Dress for Archie's Christening Edition

As for Baby A, he wore a replica of the Honiton christening gown, originally commissioned by Queen Victoria.
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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex holding their baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at Windsor Castle. Photo: Chris Allerton/Sussex Royal/AFP

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex holding their baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at Windsor Castle. Photo: Chris Allerton/Sussex Royal/AFP

Ever since announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, the world's eyes have been fixed on Meghan Markle — and her style. We'll be following the Meghan Markle Effect with our column, "Meghan Markle Wore a Thing."

While most of us were celebrating (and recuperating from) the July 4th holiday over the weekend, Meghan Markle was across the pond attending Wimbledon and honoring the christening of her baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, which took place on Saturday at the Windsor Castle's Private Chapel. (As for who exactly are the godparents to Archie will remain a secret.)

The Duchess of Sussex wore a custom Dior dress and hat in white for the very special milestone, as well as nude suede pumps and diamond stud earrings — the same Cartier pair that she wore to her wedding. The Duchess was previously seen in a bespoke look from the French fashion house earlier this year in February, when she was dressed in a specially made cape gown for a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco.

The royal family portrait for Archie's christening. Photo: Chris Allerton/Sussex Royal/AFP

The royal family portrait for Archie's christening. Photo: Chris Allerton/Sussex Royal/AFP

As for Baby A, he wore a replica of the Honiton christening gown, originally commissioned by Queen Victoria for her eldest daughter in 1841, according to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in an Instagram post. Generations later, the Royal Christening Robe has been the go-to garment for the royal family's baptisms, and by 2004, the historic outfit was too fragile to wear. So The Queen called to preserve the gown and commission a handmade replica.

See more things the Duchess of Sussex has worn in the gallery below:

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