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How Archie Mountbatten-Windsor's christening will make a nod to his American roots

He isn't 100 per cent British after all.

By Alex Lilly
Baby Archie's christening is creeping ever closer and so far, we have a few details of what to expect from the big day.
While we know it will be drenched in British tradition, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are said to be making sure that the day honours his American side of the family as well.
According to new reports in HELLO! magazine, Archie's christening will be held around the Independence Day (July 4) public holiday in the US so that Meghan's US-based friends can fly across the pond to attend.
These friends are likely to include stylist Jessica Mulroney, who's also tipped to one of Archie's godparents, tennis superstar Serena Williams, who will be in the country for Wimbledon, as well as Meghan's mother Doria Ragland, who is based in California.
WATCH: The sweet moment Duchess Meghan strokes baby Archie. Post continues after video...
As the first British royal who's entitled to US citizenship seeing as his mother was born in Los Angeles, a source told US Weekly that Harry and Meghan want their child to live a relatively normal life.
"For Meghan, it's just as important for Archie to learn about her family history as it is for him to learn about his royal ancestors, so she plans to go on a trip to L.A. with him once she's comfortable taking him on a plane."
Although Mother's Day in the UK was held in March this year, the Sussexes chose to celebrate on US Mother's Day in May with an adorable new photo of Meghan cradling Archie's feet.
Meghan celebrated American Mother's Day in May with this sweet photo. (Image: Instagram @sussexroyal)
Though we are yet to find out the official list of Archie's godparents, royal biographer Angela Levin says there are two people are likely to be in the running who helped Harry in the midst of his parents' divorce and following his mother's tragic death.
"One is Tiggy and the other is Mark Dyer, who took over as a sort of male nanny - a grown-up, male nanny," Levin tells Yahoo's the Royal Box.
Tiggy Legge-Bourke was Prince Harry and Prince William's nanny from 1993 until 1999, two years after the passing of their mother Diana while Mark Dyer was appointed by Prince Charles to be Harry's "equerry" or "surrogate father" who emotionally supported Harry when he was grieving.