Royal family christenings have become a popular topic of discussion today due to the recent baptism of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Archie.

Even though the private event on July 6 took place without any problems, the same cannot be said about another royal christening back in 1818. At that time, members of the royal family got into a huge row over what Queen Victoria should have been called.

According to a previous report by The Guardian, Queen Victoria’s mom, the Duchess of Kent, wanted to call her daughter Georgiana Charlotte Augusta Alexandrina Victoria. However, her desire was overruled by the Prince Regent, the future King George IV.

“He dictated during the ceremony that she should be called Alexandrina Victoria as a tribute to the Russian Tsar Alexander I. The Duchess was left distraught and broke down sobbing during the proceedings,” the publication claimed.

Queen Victoria was actually named Alexandrina as a young girl and her nickname was Drina. But when she became Queen, she opted to be called Victoria because this was the name that she preferred.

Meanwhile, Archie’s christening was widely talked about the event but possibly for all the wrong reasons. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were criticized for opting to make the ceremony private. They also didn’t reveal the identity of their son’s godparents.

The royal family also made a huge error after they released the official christening photos. They mixed up the names of Princess Diana’s two older sisters.

Additionally, Prince William and Kate Middleton were also criticized in the photos. Royal fans noted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge didn’t look as though they were happy to be there.

And days before the christening, Prince Harry and Markle were slammed for not picking a date that would have made it possible for Queen Elizabeth II to attend. But on July 6 itself, everything turned out perfectly for the Sussexes and the royal family.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
Queen Victoria lived in the shadow of her husband, Prince Albert. Pictured: Prince Albert and Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace. Getty Images/Keystone