UK's Prince Louis, Kate Middleton's Son, Christened Without Queen

10 July, 2018, 10:55 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
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     NO ATTENDING The Queen and the Duke are not missing the christening due to health

The three-year-old royal made the cutest arrival to the ceremony at the Chapel Royal of St. James' Palace, while accompanied by her big brother Prince George and the rest of her family.

Little Louis could be seen sleeping soundly in his mother's arms, despite the loud flashing cameras nearby, as Kate strolled into the chapel wearing a white long-sleeved dress with matching fascinator.

Louis' christening today marks the first time we've seen all five Cambridges out in public together, but it isn't the first time the infant has been seen with Princess Charlotte.

The gesture comes nearly two months after the princess gave a little wave to the world on the steps of St George's Chapel at the royal wedding in May.

His siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, walked slightly in front, holding their father's hands.

The tradition of this particular christening gown harkens back to Queen Victoria, who commissioned the garment for the royal baptism of her daughter Victoria in 1841; you can glimpse one of its earliest representations in a painting of the event from the era. The new version was made by the Queen's dresser, Angela Kelly.

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The baby prince - Louis Arthur Charles - was born in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, on April 23 - St George's Day - weighing 8lb 7oz.

Prince Louis' six godparents are Nicholas van Cutsem, a friend of Prince William's; Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, a friend from prep school and Eton; Lady Laura Meade, wife of Prince William's close friend James Meade; Guy Pelly, a longtime friend of Prince William and Prince Harry; Mrs. Robert Carter, one of Kate Middleton's closest friends, and Lucy Middleton, Kate Middleton's cousin.

The ceremony will be in front of 40 close friends and family.

Charlotte, who's fourth in line to the throne, is already excelling at being an older sibling.

'Robinson Crusoe was William's favourite book, but Harry loved all things A.A. Milne'.

The Archbishop greeted the baby's grandfather, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla as the royal family filed in to the palace.

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