Britain's Prince Louis to be christened in private ceremony


Britain's Prince Louis to be christened in private ceremony

(This church has its own significance for the royal family: it was where Charlotte's late grandmother, Princess Diana, was herself baptized.) Also at her christening, Charlotte's five godparents were officially named, including some of her parents' nearest friends and relative.

Prince Louis, the third child of Britain's Prince William and wife Kate, has been christened at a small, private ceremony overseen by close family but without his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have asked Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lady Laura Meade, Mrs. Robert Carter and Lucy Middleton to be godparents for their youngest child.

The little prince wore the same gown his older siblings wore to their christenings and continued the tradition.

In what was only her second public appearance since the royal wedding, the Duchess of Cambridge chose a cream-coloured Alexander McQueen dress that perfectly complemented Prince Louis's Honiton lace christening robes.

In 2013, Prince Louis' older brother, Prince George, was also christened by Welby at the Chapel Royal.

The three-year-old had a clear message for paparazzi as she left Prince Louis' christening to go to afternoon tea: "You're not coming".

They were joined by grandparents Michael and Carole Middleton, uncle James Middleton and pregnant aunt Pippa, who attended with her husband James Matthews.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex - otherwise known as Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle - were also present at the ceremony.

Her mother added a blue headband with a bow, to decorate Charlotte's hair. He is a close friend of both Prince William and Prince Harry - helping to organise the former's stag do - and was dubbed the pair's "court jester".

Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge was born on April 23 - St. George's Day, England's national day - at St Mary's Hospital in central London weighing eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes).