Prince Louis Christened In Front Of Royal Family

Prince Louis Christened In Front Of Royal Family

Louis, who was born on April 23 to Prince William and Kate Middleton, was christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

Water from the River Jordan will be poured from the Lily Font, a silver baptismal font commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1840, during the baptism.

The three-year-old was walking hand-in-hand with her dad Prince William after the service at the Royal Chapel at St James's Palace told waiting photographers: "You're not coming".

Thankfully for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Louis was very well behaved during his eagerly anticipated christening, and the 11-week-old stayed fast asleep as his mum carried him into the chapel.

The fascinating images included the then Duke and Duchess of York gazing lovingly at the Queen - then Princess Elizabeth - on her christening day in May 1926.

Queen Elizabeth, 92, has also begun to scale back her duties because of her advancing age, handing over some of her responsibilities to her heir, Prince Charles. Though royal christening's usually occur in Buckingham Palace, the chapel has a special place in the monarchy, having housed several important occasions. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex followed closely behind the pair.

Louis officially became part of the Church of England alongside his doting family, including Kate Middleton and Prince William, but he had plenty of other royal guests-and it made for the most awesome of photo ops.


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.

The final guests were the young prince's six godparents and their spouses, all of whom are friends or family of the Duke and Duchess.

Charlotte wore a pretty sleeveless floral sundress in pink, and she wore the same shoes as George, but in a cute pastel pink.

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

Hours ahead of Prince Louis' christening on July 9, Kensington Palace revealed the names of the baby boy's godparents.

Kate's pregnant sister Pippa Middleton and her brother James Middleton were also at the ceremony.

E! News has learned the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a cream Alexander McQueen dress.

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