Sunday, 22 July, 2018


Kate pulls off hat trick at Prince Louis' christening

Hannah Rogers | 10 July, 2018, 10:46

The decision of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh not to attend the service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, was revealed a few hours before the ceremony.

Members of the royal family congregated at the private ceremony on Monday afternoon including siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

It is the latter that she had remade in a yellow colour for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding. A royal source said it had been agreed some time ago that the queen would not attend and her absence was not due to any health issues.

What will Prince Louis wear?

Recently, Meghan Markle was baptised in the chapel ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry, while Kate Middleton was confirmed there before she Wednesday Prince William.

Kate replied that the baby looked "very relaxed and peaceful" and said: "I hope he stays like this".

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

According to Kensington Palace, Prince Louis is wearing a handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly, Dressmaker to The Queen.

At the baptism of Prince George in 2013 at the same chapel, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a cream-coloured Alexander McQueen dress with a distinctive ruffle down the chest.

Prince Charles and Camilla also came out for the christening.

The Duke of Sussex reportedly purchased a first edition copy of Winnie-the-Pooh by AA Milne for his youngest nephew.

Kate's parents and siblings were also there, including her sister Pippa Middleton, who is pregnant.

Lady Laura Meade is married to Prince William's close friend James, who is Princess Charlotte's godfather.

Prince Harry spent £8,000 on a first edition of Winnie-The-Pooh as a christening present for his nephew Prince Louis.

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