ARCHIE HARRISON will get christened in the royal chapel of Windsor Castle, which was destroyed in a fire in 1992.
The location of Archie’s christening was destroyed by a fire (Image: GETTY)
The chapel which seats 30 people had to be completely rebuilt. Prince Phillip helped designed new stained glass windows which depict a firefighter battling the inferno and a woman saving a portrait. The fire broke out on November 20 1992, on Phillip’s 45th wedding anniversary to the Queen.
A workman’s spotlight set alight a curtain in the private chapel and 100 rooms in the were destroyed.
The restoration took five years and cost £37million (£66million today when adjusted for inflation).
The chapel moved its position within the Berkshire castle from the end of St. George’s Hall to the old Holbein Room.
It is now designed with a blue valued ceiling and white walls.
St. George’s Chapel before the fire (Image: GETTY)
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It is designed with arched balconies and has a wooden altar crafter by the Earl of Snowdon.
The Queen said four days later: “1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure. In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, it has turned out to be an annus horribilis.”
The year saw the divorces of Andrew, Duke of York and Anne, Princess Royal as well as the separation of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
Prince Albrecht, the Queen’s nephew died, Diana also released a tell-all book, Sarah, Duchess of York was photographed being kissed on her feet by John Bryan and intimate conversations between Diana and James Gilbey were recorded and published.
Prince Andrew was in the chapel at the time of the fire (Image: GETTY)
Andrew was in the chapel at the time of the fire and helped form a human chain as staff worked to remove art from the Royal Collection before it was destroyed.
Archie was born May 6th at Portmore Hospital in London.
He is seventh in line to the throne.
The Queen’s great-grandson is the first child of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK