Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

Queen, Prince Philip skip Prince Louis' christening

Stacy Diaz | 10 July, 2018, 18:45

Just like Prince George and Princess Beatrice, Prince Louis was christened at the Chapel Royal in St James' Palace in London.

Louis will wear the handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe, which in 2008 replaced the original which had been worn for all royal christenings since that of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841.

Prince Louis of Cambridge's christening this week was steeped in tradition - from his elaborate gown to the lily font that's been used in the baptism of royal babies for nearly 200 years.

Prince Louis' christening was the first time that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a public appearance with all of their children.

They were served slices of cake taken from a tier of William and Catherine's wedding cake, the Palace said.

As well as Prince Louis' new godparents, the couple's family - including the Prince of Wales, the newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the Middleton family will attend.

George, four, and three-year-old Charlotte held William's hand, as a sleeping Louis was carried into the chapel by Kate.

The following year, Prince William missed the Royal Family's traditional Christmas lunch to attend the memorial service of Mr Pelly's father John, who owned two Toyota-Subaru garages in Kent.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans, lead the service in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace. He was born April 23, 2018. His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge is fifth in line to the throne, and the sixth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth.

One person wrote on social media: "Princess Charlotte walked past photographers on the way to the christening and told them "you're not coming" the sass is strong in this one".

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

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.