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Prince William Thinks Prince Harry Is ‘Going Overboard’ Keeping Archie ‘Out of the Spotlight’

Straying from royal norms has been Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s modus operandi for a long time. So it’s no surprise that when their son, Archie, received his baptism, the new parents chose the christening to be intimate and private — an event that usually isn’t kept from the public.

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“The queen accepted Harry and Meghan’s decision to keep the event private,” a royal insider exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly, but Prince William and Duchess Kate “weren’t happy about it.”

Prince William On Prince Harry Keeping Archie Out of the Spotlight
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

In fact, the Duke of Cambridge doesn’t entirely approve of how the former military pilot, 34, and Suits alum, 37, are handling things regarding Archie’s privacy. “William thinks his brother is going overboard keeping Archie out of the spotlight,” the insider says, noting he “blames Meghan” for this.

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Still, William and Kate, both 37, joined Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla as well as Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, to celebrate the milestone on July 6 at Windsor Castle, where they all posed together for a family portrait.

Prince William On Prince Harry Keeping Archie Out of the Spotlight
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at Windsor Castle on July 6, 2019. Chris Allerton/AFP/Getty Images

Archie’s privacy is part of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s plan to give him a regular upbringing. The pair also “made the decision to have no live-in staff at Frogmore Cottage,”a source told Us in June. “It’s all part of wanting the most normal family environment for Archie.”

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For more on Archie’s christening — and Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship — watch the video above and pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now!

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