First photos from Prince Louis' christening have emerged
Prince Louis was christened at the Chapel Royal in a beautiful ceremony
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had their 11-week-old son, Prince Louis, christened at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury on the 9th of July 2018, and the details were shared on Twitter by Kensington Palace.
This is the first time since his birth on April 23, 2018, that Prince Louis has been seen in public and photographed. The Duchess entered the Chapel with the baby prince fast asleep in her arms, while Prince William walked ahead, holding the hands of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
They were followed by the Dukes of Sussex, and once again Duchess Meghan dazzled in an elegant olive green Ralph Lauren dress, and a stunning Stephen Jones hat.
Duchess Kate wore a long-sleeved cream McQueen dress, and an elegant hat by celebrated milliner Jane Taylor
The star of the occasion wore a replica of the Royal Christening Robe, which was made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal.
It is made of the same Honiton lace and white satin as the original 1841 gown. The relic is deemed too fragile for use, and so the Queen had a replica created.
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The Dukes of Cambridge had already decided the christening would be a small, intimate affair, and only 30 people were invited. The proud grandfather Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla were present, but not the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Duchess Kate’s pregnant sister Pippa and her husband James Matthews were also present.
The Dukes of Cambridge announced the godparents of the little Prince at the last moment, and none of them are Royal.
The Dukes chose close friends to guide their child; namely: Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lady Laura Meade, Mrs. Robert Carter and Lucy Middleton. Lucy Middleton is not just a close friend but also a cousin of Duchess Kate's.
Unimpressed with all the fuss was Prince Louis who slept peacefully through the whole event. The Duchess was heard to comment wryly to the Archbishop of Canterbury that she hoped he would always be so tranquil.