Prince Louis’ Christening: the 11 week old is christened with his parents and siblings by his side

by Asfa Shakeel

11 week old Prince Louis’ christening was done in true Royal fashion. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were missing from the ceremony.

Prince Louis' Christening

Prince Louis’ christening took place earlier today. (Image source: Instagram/Kensington Royal)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the christening of their youngest son along with four-year-old Prince George and three-year-old Princess Charlotte. Price Louis was born on April 23, 2018. This is the first time the newly expanded family has all appeared in public together.

Prince Louis' Christening

He was born on April 23 of this year. (Image source: Instagram/Kensington Royal)

The Archbishop of Canterbury was present outside the chapel to greet the guests, including Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. He also greeted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, after conducting their wedding back in May. The couple stood and talked to the Archibishop for a while before heading inside. Meghan wore a Ralph Lauren dress with a Stephen Jones hat for the occasion.

Prince Louis' Christening

The Archibishop of Canterbury greeted the guests, (Image source: Instagram/Kensington Royal)

The Archibishop expressed his delight at being asked to conduct the ceremony. He wrote, “I’m delighted and privileged to be christening Prince Louis today – a precious child made in God’s image, just as we all are. Please join me in praying for him and his family on this special day.

Prince Louis' Christening

He wrote that he was honored to conduct the ceremony. (Image source: Instagram/Kensington Royal)

Kate arrived with a sleeping Louis in her arms separate of Prince William. Also present at the celebration were James and Pippa Matthews, Michael and Carole Middleton and Prince Charles. Prince Louis’ six godparents also attended the entire celebration.

Prince Louis' Christening

Prince Louis has six godparents. (Image source: Instagram/Kensington Royal)

Due to the royal schedule, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were unable to attend the christening of their youngest great-grandchild. It was clarified that there were no health reasons barring the two from attending the celebrations. In the next week, the 92 year old Queen has a celebration in central London marking the centenary of RAF on Tuesday and a visit by Donald Trump in Windsor on Friday.

Keeping with the tradition she established, Kate Middleton wore a custom-made cream Alexander McQueen dress to the event. She wore the same designer and color at the christenings of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. She paired the look with a hat by Jane Taylor.

Prince Louis' Christening

Kate Middleton wore an Alexander McQueen. (Image source: Instagram/Kensington Royal)

Prince Louis matched his mother in a cream royal frilly lace christening gown. The gown is a replica of the one made in 1841 for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter. It was also worn by his father.

Prince Louis' Christening

Prince Louis’ christening gown is inspired from a gown dating back to 1841. (Image source: Instagram/The Royal Family)

Prince Louis' Christening

It was also worn by Prince William. (Image source: Instagram/The Royal Family)

His six godparents are Lucy Middleton, Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lady Laura Meade, and Hannah Carter. The group arrived at the service before the family, reaching around 4pm.

Matt Holyoak was the official photographer at the event. He also photographed the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh for their 70th wedding anniversary last year.

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