Prince Louis's Christening Shares a Date With Another Important Royal Event

Carla Harmon
July 9, 2018

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are to miss Prince Louis's christening, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

Britain's Prince Louis, the baby son of Prince William and his wife Kate, is due to be christened at a private ceremony at St James's Palace in London on Monday, July 9, 2018.

Prince Louis, third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have six godparents, Kensington Palace has announced, all high society family friends of William and Kate Middleton.

It's no surprise that Pippa is reaching for stylish picks while she's pregnant - her sister, Kate Middleton, practically became synonymous with fabulous pregnancy style.

Former Suits star Meghan, who married into the royal family less than two months ago, is 14/1, while Kate's sister Pippa Matthews is 10/1.

Prince George, four, and three-year-old Princess Charlotte will also be on hand for their younger brother's big day.

William and Kate had already used Louis as one of Prince George's middle names, but liked it so much they made a decision to use it again.

But most of the buzz surrounding the event has to do with who will be named as Louis' godparents.

Louis Arthur Charles weighed 8lb 7oz when he was born in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, on 23 April.

The dress is a replica of Honiton lace christening gown, which Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's first child princess Victoria wore at her baptism in 1841.

Prince George has seven godparents, while Princess Charlotte has five.

Following the special service, the Cambridges will pose for the first official family photos.

Others tipped to have been selected include David Jardine-Patterson, who was at Eton with the duke, and William's longtime family friend Hugh van Cutsem, who both have odds of 5/1.

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