Since the Duke and Duchess welcomed their third child, Prince Louis, in April of this year, we’re yet to see the little prince again. But it has just been announced that we will get a second look at Louis when he is christened next month.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce that the christening of Prince Louis will take place on Monday 9th July at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London.
Prince Louis will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby. pic.twitter.com/aBGNYTMRri
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 20, 2018
Prince Louis’s christening will be on Monday, July 9, giving the world the next glimpse of the young royal that they’ve been dying to see. The christening is right on schedule, as Louis’s christening, as per royal protocol, is within two to three months after his birth.
Like Prince George’s christening, the big event will take place at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London; a typical venue for a royal christening. Interestingly though, Princess Charlotte was baptised at the church of St Mary Magdalene, near the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
The palace has disclosed that Louis will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby. You may recognise the Archbishop from his role in the recent royal wedding.
Why is the christening such an exciting event? Firstly, if the Duke and Duchess’s other children are anything to go off, Prince Louis will be adorable. The family have been very private so far with the baby prince so any glimpse is a lucky one. The event also means a parade of all-star royals. Kate Middleton will make an appearance while on maternity leave as will hopefully the Queen and Prince Philip, as they did with the baptism of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Prince William will, of course, be there, and surely he will have Louis’s siblings in tow too. As to whether Meghan and Harry will be at the christening, we’re still not sure. The couple is scheduled to be in Ireland on July 10th but we’re hoping they will make an appearance before their engagement.
In addition to the royal stars, we will hopefully see the Middletons. Fingers crossed we get a peek of a pregnant Pippa.
Of course, the christening will also reveal who the prince’s godparents are.
Watch this space…