Britain's Prince Louis to be christened without Queen

Carla Harmon
July 10, 2018

According to the post, the Duchess of Cambridge was christened on June 20, 1982, which just so happens to be the day before Prince William was born.

The christening took place at The Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace, reported CNN.

His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge is fifth in line to the throne, and the sixth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth.

After Meghan Markle confirmed her father Thomas won't attend the wedding, Prince Charles offered to walk the bride down the aisle.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen close family friends including Guy Pelly and Nicholas van Cutsem as godparents for their third child, Prince Louis.

Meghan was christened and confirmed in the oak-panelled Chapel Royal by the archbishop, who also married her and Harry in May.

The monarch, 92, and her 97-year-old husband Prince Philip had attended the christenings of Louis' older siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

It was created by the Queen's dresser Angela Kelly, and features the same lengthy skirt and elaborate collars and bow as its predecessor. The original, retired in order to preserve it, was worn for all royal baptisms since 1841.

The water used for Louis's christening in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace was holy water from the River Jordan, where it is said Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist.

Following the service, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge held a private tea at Clarence House where guests were served slices of cake from a tier of Kate and William's wedding cake. The private ceremony is expected to last 40 minutes.

They are all friends or family of the Cambridges, who also picked friends and confidantes as Prince George's and Princess Charlotte's godparents.

Why did William and Kate chose St James's Palace for Louis' christening?

However, on exiting the chapel with her family - today marked the first time the young royals have been seen as a family of five - Charlotte couldn't help but give her adorable signature wave to her adoring public. It was a surprising move at Princess Charlotte's christening on July 5, 2015.

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