Royal family: Queen and Prince Philip to miss Prince Louis' christening

Brenda Watkins
July 12, 2018

The happy couple were also joined by Wills and Kate who strode in alongside them.

If the moniker sounds familiar, you should know that it previously belonged to the late Princess Diana.

In one of the most awaited fairy-tale moments of the year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged vows at the St George's Chapel in England on May 19.

Nevertheless, only time will tell. And while it was certainly the royal baby's special day, it was his three-year-old big sister, Princess Charlotte, who really stole the show.

It was the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children have been seen together as a family of five.

Thankfully for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, their youngest son, Prince 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.

Louis' other godparents are: Nicholas van Cutsem, whose family is close to the royals; William's school pal Harry Aubrey-Fletcher; Laura Meade, who is married to William's close friend James Meade; Kate's schoolfriend Hannah Carter; and the duchess's cousin Lucy Middleton.

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Brainard says the dog was staying with her father and he found she had passed away when he got up in the morning. There, she took home first prize: a trophy, $1,500 in prize winnings, and the hearts of everyone.

Prince Harry and new wife Duchess Meghan were also in attendance, although grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip were not.

Kate Middleton raised the bar for looking glamorous on maternity leave when she arrived at Prince Louis' christening on Monday. The little prince wore the same gown his older siblings wore to their christenings and continued the tradition.

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 will be christened today.

Prince William served a stint in the RAF Search and Rescue service in North Wales, and Prince Harry also briefly took part at RAF Shawbury.

Following the service, guests were invited to a private tea at Clarence House, home to Prince Charles and his wife Camilla.

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