Prince Louis christening: Kate Middleton confirms christening date for royal baby

Oscar Cross
June 21, 2018

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".

Eight-week-old Louis, a younger brother to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, is fifth in line to the throne.

However, Princess Charlotte was christened at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk in 2015. According to an insider, the announcement of the baptism of Prince George and Princess Charlotte's sibling will likely be at the end of this month or next month.

Details of the godparents are yet to be announced but it's thought Prince Harry and new bride Meghan Markle won't get called up to the duty.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their newborn son, Prince Louis, will be baptised on 9 July at The Chapel Royal, St James's Palace in London.

Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have named their third child. James, Viscount Severn, was the first baby to wear the new outfit at his christening in 2008.

So far, the public have had just two glimpses of Kate and William's youngest child. Though royal christening services are private events, the family typically appears before the cameras on the way into and out of the chapel.

The baby prince, who will be 11 weeks old at the time of the christening, will be welcomed into the Christian faith dressed in the same frilly, cream gown used for George and Charlotte.

It's not yet known who Prince Louis' godparents will be, but punters seem to believe soon-to-be former private secretary Miguel Head and his childhood nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke are favourites in the running.

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