Saturday, 21 July, 2018


William, Kate’s 3rd child Prince Louis christened

The Duchess of Cambridge The Duchess of Cambridge
Hannah Rogers | 10 July, 2018, 13:24

The Archbishop of Canterbury, who presided over the service today said today on Twitter: "I'm delighted and privileged to be christening Prince Louis today - a precious child made in God's image, just as we all are".

In addition to the cake, Prince Louis's christening gown was also recycled.

Prince Louis of Cambridge, fifth in line to the throne, has been christened in the Chapel Royal.

Click through the slideshow to see who has been named a godparent to Prince Louis...

Prince Louis' 40-minute christening service was a small family affair though Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh were not in attendance.

The royal family is gathering to celebrate Prince Louis's christening today, and Uncle Harry reportedly bought little Louis the flawless gift for the occasion.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended Prince Louis' royal christening.

The Queen and Prince Philip won't attend the christening.

Louis' brother, Prince George was baptised at the very same church at St James Palace, the Chapel Royal in 2003 while Princess Charlotte was christened at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in 2015, the same church as Princess Diana.

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. Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lady Laura Meade, Mrs Robert Carter and Lucy Middleton all agreed to the honor prior to the ceremony.

Kate, dressed in an ivory dress and matching hat, and William were joined by William's father Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, along with younger brother Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, dressed in olive green.

Prince William and the former Kate Middleton later hosted a tea at Clarence House, where they served a christening cake made from a tier of their wedding cake, the palace said.

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