Prince Louis christening: Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to miss event

Angelo Anderson
July 10, 2018

The third child of Prince William and wife Kate was christened Monday at a royal chapel.

From the duchess's side, Kate's parents Michael and Carole, brother James, pregnant sister Pippa and her husband James Matthews were there.

Though royal christening's usually occur in Buckingham Palace, the chapel has a special place in the monarchy, having housed several important occasions.

Louis' godparents are a mix of close friends and family members: Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lady Laura Meade and Robert Carter are all friends of the Duke and Duchess' and and Lucy Middleton is Kate's cousin.

Louis, the fifth in line to the British throne who was born on April 23, will be christened at The Chapel Royal of St James's Palace in central London.

Prince George, four, and three-year-old Princess Charlotte held William's hand, as a sleeping Louis was carried into the chapel by Kate.

The cream lace and white satin robe is a replica of the robe made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841, which is now too delicate to be worn.

With both fabrics sourced from United Kingdom locations, and a local seamstress chosen to craft the piece, Queen Victoria supported local industries through her fashion choice.

Kate Middleton at Prince George's christening.

The royal family stepped out in force for the royal christening. "Did they borrow them from the Queen?" one commentator wrote. The first baby to wear the new version was James, Viscount Severn, at his christening in 2008, the palace noted; he is the youngest of the Queen's eight grandchildren.

What did Princess Charlotte wear?

Guests will be served slices of christening cake, which is a tier taken from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding cake.

Kate Middleton at Princess Charlotte's christening.

The six godparents and their spouses were also due to attend.

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