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Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Prince Louis' christening

Stacy Diaz | 10 July, 2018, 10:56

Prince Louis will be christened later in a private ceremony in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace later today.

The Archbishop appeared to ask if Prince Louis was asleep when he spoke to the Duchess as the guests made their way to the Chapel Royal.

Britain's Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at Prince Louis' christening service at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace.

From the duchess´s side, Kate´s parents Michael and Carole, brother James, sister Pippa and her husband James Matthews were to attend. Kate looked radiant as she pushed the vintage Millson pram that her grandmother-in-law the Queen used in the 1950s for her sons Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, will baptize Prince Louis. "I love pleats", one wrote, and another added, "I love her outfit, she looks so good!" As the palace further explains, "the original gown was subsequently worn for all Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren". She paired the pretty dresscoat, which featured a large lapel, with floral-embellished hat by Jane Taylor and a pair of matching patent pumps.

Instead, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose close friends and extended family members to be Louis' godparents.

Nicholas Van Cutsem is an old family friend whose daughter Grace was a bridesmaid at the 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess, while Harry Aubrey-Fletcher went to Ludgrove School and Eton with the young Prince William. Kate has been on maternity leave since the birth of Prince Louis, who was born on April 22, 2018.

They include Guy Pelly, once dubbed the "court jester" to William and Harry for his wild ways that were often cited as a bad influence on the brothers in their youth, running their favourite drinking haunts.

His elder brother George was also christened in the Chapel Royal, but sister Charlotte was baptised at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham.