Prince Louis' six godparents officially announced
On Monday afternoon Prince Louis will finally be christened. The little boy’s godparents have also been announced.
They consist of friends and family of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. According to The Royal, there will be six godparents all in all.
Kensington Palace announced three godfathers and three godmothers for Prince Louis, 11-weeks-old. They include close family and friends like Guy Pelly, Nicholas van Cutsem, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lady Laura Meade, Mrs. Robert Carter (Hannah Gillingham), and Lucy Middleton.
Pelly is a renowned high society nightclub founder who is friends with both Princes William and Harry. Van Cutsem is an old family friend whose daughter, Grace, was a bridesmaid at the 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Aubrey-Fletcher went to Ludgrove School and Eton with Prince William.
Lady Laura is married to William's close friend James, who is Princess Charlotte's godfather. Carter is a school friend of the Duchess, while Middleton, a solicitor, is her cousin.
Prince Louis’ official christening photographs will be taken by Matt Holyoak. He also took pictures for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's 70th wedding anniversary.
The Queen and Duke will miss Monday's service. Louis will be baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace.
His godparents will take part in a private 40-minute ceremony which will begin at 4 p.m. For the first time, Louis and his siblings Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, will be seen and photographed together with their parents.
Other people who will be in attendance are the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Middleton, Mr. and Mrs. James Matthews.
Prince Louis Arthur Charles was born in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London. He was born on April 23, St George's Day, weighing 8lb 7oz.
At his christening, he will be dressed in the same traditional cream gown used for his older siblings. The robe is a replica of the lace and satin dress made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841.
Angela Kelly, Dressmaker to The Queen, is responsible for making the replica dress. Prince George was also christened in the Chapel Royal, but Princess Charlotte was baptized at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham.
After the christening, guests will attend a private tea at Clarence House. There they will be served slices of cake taken from a tier of William and Kate's wedding cake.