Palace says UK's Prince Louis to be christened July 9

Jun 21, 2018, 19:30
Palace says UK's Prince Louis to be christened July 9

The ceremony will take place at The Chapel Royal at St James's Palace - the same location older brother George was christened - and is expected to last about half-an-hour.

A Kensington Palace tweet read: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace".

Louis was born at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London's Paddington, on St George's Day. It's the same spot that Prince George had his big day - although Princess Charlotte's was at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham.

Amid the chaos it's easy to forget, but yes, there was a new royal baby born in April (and one yesterday, but that's beside the point), and Kensington Palace announced that he'll officially be baptized on July 9.

The service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, who also baptized Meghan and officiated her nuptials to rince-ha.

Louis will be wearing the same cream lace and satin gown worn by George and Charlotte.

The move was a significant nod to William Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth's role as head of the Church of England.

The baptism will be a private affair, lasting around 30 minutes.

He was on his best behaviour, blowing bubbles beforehand and being quiet and peaceful afterwards.

It's the quickest christening out of all of the Duke and Duchess' children. William and Catherine have picked mainly friends rather than royal relatives as godparents to their older two children, George, 4, and Charlotte, 3.

Newlyweds the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are likely to attend the family celebration. She, too, was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury.