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William, Kate’s third child Prince Louis christened

William, Kate’s third child Prince Louis christened

Prince Louis, the youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has been christened in a private ceremony.

The christening came at the start of a busy week for the monarch, who is due to attend celebrations in London marking the centenary of the Royal Air Force Tuesday and to meet US President Donald Trump in Windsor on Friday.

Prince Philip has retired from public duties and is not often seen in public anymore.

As usual, the christening was an intimate affair. Kate actually re-wore that same cream coat at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018.

The newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harryand Meghan Markle will also be in attendance as will James Middleton, expectant Pippa Middletonand her husband James Matthews. Kate wore a white McQueen outfit with a headdress by Jane Taylor.

But just because the Duke and Duchess of Sussex won't be Prince Louis' godparents, doesn't mean they won't play an important role in the infant's life, as they will always be his aunt and uncle.

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"Guests will be served slices of christening cake, which is a tier taken from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding cake".

What a magnificent (and elegant) way to welcome tiny Prince Louis to the faith and the royal family.

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And while it was certainly the royal baby's special day, it was his three-year-old big sister, Princess Charlotte, who really stole the show.

For her daughter Charlotte's christening on July 5, 2015, Kate wore a lovely white coat by Alexander McQueen and a white fascinator by Jane Taylor - a similar look by the same designers.

The christening took place at St. Jame's Palace in London on July 9.

Princess Charlotte has a reputation for being confident in front of the cameras that follow her and her family everywhere.

Photos show Prince Charles, 69, red-faced and flustered as Camilla helps him with the poppers of his gloves.

The cozy (seats less than 50) chapel's long history (it was built starting in 1540) is steeped in royal connections and ceremonies.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, oversaw the baptism.

The christening gown also has a long history.

The gown, remade in 2008 by Queen Elizabeth's dresser, Angela Kelly, is an exact replica of the gown first commissioned by Queen Victoria 174 years ago.


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