Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Britain's Prince Louis to be christened in private ceremony

Britain's Prince Louis to be christened in private ceremony

Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Britain's Prince George of Cambridge hold hands with their father, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge is carried by his mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Queen Elizabeth, 92, and her 97-year-old husband Prince Philip attended the christenings of Louis' older siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

"I'm delighted and privileged to be christening Prince Louis today - a precious child made in God's image, just as we all are", Archbishop Justin Welby wrote on Twitter yesterday.

After the ceremony, the guests will descend on a private tea afternoon at Clarence House and indulge in some desserts - including a tier from Kate and William's 2011 wedding cake.

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Monday was also the first time the five Cambridges have been seen together.

Louis will have three godfathers as well; Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly and Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, all longtime friends of William.

Also in attendance was the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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

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Prince Harry bought a very special (and expensive) christening gift for Prince Louis, who is due to be christened today.

The duchess dazzled in a cream Alexander McQueen creation at Princess Charlotte's christening in 2015.

"You're not coming", she told the waiting photographers. Instead, it is the Queen's busy schedule that kept her away from the event, but her absence was a mutual decision between the monarch, Prince William, and Kate Middleton.

Prince Louis now sits at fifth in line to take the throne after his grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William, big brother Prince George and big sister Princess Charlotte.

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Meade is the wife of James Meade, who is the godfather of Princess Charlotte, and the couple has joined Prince William and Kate Middleton this summer in Norfolk and Gloucestershire. People notes that she wore her hair parted down the middle with a blue headband, an unusual style for the tot that looked formal, yet adorable.

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