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Archie's next! Take a look back at some of the most iconic royal christenings of all time

The royals do not do things by halves.

By Jess Pullar and Chloe Lal
Just when we thought royal baby mania was cooling down, there's another big event on the horizon that's set to exceed all our royal-watching dreams.
Indeed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new baby Archie, who was born at the start of May 2019, is next on the list to be baptised, with the ceremony reportedly being held at the beginning of July.
It will fall around the same time Archie reaches two months old - no doubt providing us royal-fanatics an amazing opportunity to see the young royal like we never have before.
So what can we expect from Archie's big day? Well, going by past royal christenings - quite a lot, it seems.
Firstly, it is understood Archie will wear the same christening gown worn by a number of royals before him, including Princes Louis and George as well as Princess Charlotte.
We can also expect Archie's godparents to be present at the event - with around five to eight touted to be named for the youngest Sussex.
Archie's christening is set to be a spectacle to behold! (Dominic Lipinski / PA / AAP)
There will also be a Lily Font, which has been commonly used in royal baptisms dating as far back as the 1800s.
Tradition dictates that water from the River Jordan be used for the occasion, as this is where Jesus was baptised in the Bible.
Joining members of the royal family will likely be the Archbishop of Canterbury, who also baptised Meghan before she married Prince Harry in 2018.
With the above in mind, we've got plenty to look forward to seeing during Archie's big day.
And while we wait with anticipation, we decided to open the history books and reflect on royal christenings from years gone by.
Keep scrolling for the ultimate royal throwbacks - here's hoping Archie's baptism is just as colourful!
WATCH: 7 royal christening traditions. Gallery begins after video...

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