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Royal baby christening: William, Kate’s son to be baptized Monday

Getty Images Prince Louis christening will be an intimate affair with a small guestlist of immediate family Getty Images Prince Louis christening will be an intimate affair with a small guestlist of immediate family
Stacy Diaz | 09 July, 2018, 19:57

The Queen has spent the weekend at Sandringham, her country home in Norfolk, and is traveling back to London today.

It may be due to the Monarch, 92, having a busy week ahead of her, with several high-profile events planned including the centenary of the RAF on Tuesday and a visit by US President Donald Trump on Friday.

Noticeably absent from the list of guests are Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

The baby prince was officially christened into the Church of England at a ceremony on July 9, and he was surrounded by loved ones, including his doting mom.

Kensington Palace announces godparents for Prince William and Kate Middleton's son. His big brother, George, who is third in line to the throne, has seven, while his sister, Charlotte, fourth in line, has five, according to the Guardian.

It's likely that the Queen isn't attending as the christening is set to be a fairly low-key occasion, with just as handful of royals and family members attending.

Mrs Robert Carter, the couple's close friend; she went to school with Kate and her sister-in-law, Sophie, is godparent to Princess Charlotte.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Pippa and James Matthews, and James Middleton will also attend, as will Prince Louis's godparents and their spouses.

Prince Louis was born on April 23 and is a younger brother to Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3.

Bookmakers are predicting Prince William and Kate will choose friends over family as Prince Louis' godparents.

Prince Louis will wear the handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by The Queen's dressmaker, Angela Kelly.

Prince Louis was decked out in the same christening gown that Prince George and Princess Charlotte have worn before him.

Prince Louis was christened at St James' Palace on Monday by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Once the ceremony is complete, guests will attend a private reception at nearby Clarence House where they will be served cake taken from a tier of William and Kate's wedding cake.