The Christening of Prince Louis of Cambridge

Everything you need to know about the christening of 

His Royal Highness Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge



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Age of Prince Louis: 11 weeks


Date: Monday, July 9, 2018

Location: Prince Louis was baptized at the Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace in London, the same place where his brother Prince George was baptized.


In Attendance: Prince Louis' five godparents with their spouses, Prince Charles and Camilla, Mike, Carol and James Middleton, Pippa Middleton with her husband James Matthews, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the baby's older siblings George and Charlotte. Notably absent were the Queen and Prince Phillip due to a 'packed royal schedule.'




The Officiant: The Archbishop of Canterbury was joined by The Dean of The Chapel Royal, The Right Reverend and Right Honorable the Lord Chartres, and The Sub-Dean of the Chapel Royal.


The Service: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose two hymns, two lessons, and two anthems for the service. Ephesians 3: 14-19 was read by godparent Guy Pelly, and Mark 10: 13-16 was read by godparent Lucy Middleton. Songs included This is the Day the Lord Hath Made and Sua Gan, a traditional Welsh lullaby. This is the Day the Lord Hath Made was composed for Will and Kate's wedding.


The Godparents: 

Guy Pelly

Nicholas VanCutsem - William's friend since childhood. The Prince is godfather to Nicholas' daughter Grace VanCutsem, who was a bridesmaid in his wedding.

Guy Pelly - a longtime friend of William's who reportedly planned his stag do (bachelor party).

Harry Aubrey-Fletcher - A friend Prince William met at Ludgrove School and went to Eaton with. Wills was an usher at Harry's wedding in 2011.

Lady Laura Meade - A friend of the couple and the wife of Thomas Meade, one of Princess Charlotte's godparents.

Hannah Gillingham Carter - Kate and Hannah attend Marlborough College together and played on the same sports teams.

Lucy Middleton - The Duchess of Cambridge's cousin who is a lawyer in London.

Lucy Middleton, Lady Laura Meade with husband James Mead, and Harry Aubrey-Fletcher

The Fashion: Prince Louis wore the same satin and lace christening gown that was worny by his siblings Prince George in 2013 and Princess Charlotte in 2015. It is a replica of the one made in 1814 for the christening of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter.


The Duchess of Cambridge wore a headpiece by Jane Taylor and a cream coat dress by the fashion house of Alexander McQueen. Kate wore also wore McQueen for the christenings of George and Charlotte. She accessorized with Cassandra Goad earrings and Jimmy Choo shoes.


The Duchess of Sussex wore a custom, olive green, belted creation by Ralph Lauren with a matching hat by Stephen Jones, olive green suede heels, Cartier earrings, and she carried a clutch and green leather gloves.


Pregnant Pippa (Middleton) Matthews chose a collared, button down, baby blue dress featuring a pleated skirt by Italian designer Alessandra Rich with color coordinated fascinator and satiny clutch and pumps.


The Party: After Princess Charlotte notified the photographers they were "not coming," William and Kate hosted a private tea at Clarence House for their guests. Guests were served slices of christening cake which happens to be a tier of The Cambridge's fruit cake wedding cake.




6 comments

  1. They all looked so beautiful! I love how much you love the royals

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    1. They always look great! Thank you, most people just make fun of me! LOL!

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  2. Could Princess Charlotte be anymore darling?! I'm so sad the queen and Prince Phillip weren't there, you'd think this event would trump anything else they'd have on their "royal schedule".
    Green Fashionista

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    1. She's so cute! Yeah, I'm not sure what else they were doing that day... I mean Prince Philip looks really, really bad these days.

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  3. I love this family so much. I think they're all so gorgeous and gracious.
    I can't believe how much Charlotte looks like her mom. Wow!
    I'm sure Godparents play a different role in this family but it's curious that so many are assigned.

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    1. I love them too (obviously)! Charlotte really is starting to resemble Kate! I wonder if Prince Louis will end up blonde or brunette. They have one of each right now! Yeah, I'm really not sure how godparents work in the Church of England. Do normal people choose this many godparents or is it just the Royals?

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