Born on 23 April 2018 at the Lindo Wing, weighing 8lbs 7oz at 11:01 am, the Duchess of Cambridge safely delivered a baby boy- Prince Louis. Today, the little prince was christened in a small ceremony in London.
Members of the Royal Family gathered to watch the private christening of Prince Louis. In attendance are Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. From Kate’s side of the family, her parents Michael and Carole Middleton, Pippa and James Matthews and James Middleton have joined for the small gathering.
Members of the Royal Family arrive at St James’s Palace for the christening of Prince Louis. pic.twitter.com/3pDk4D898C
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It is the first time the public has been able to see the Cambridge family with all five members.
Noticeably missing is The Queen and Prince Philip who are not making the trip back. A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said the absence was no cause for concern.
Prince Louis‘ godparents with their spouses are also at the chapel. They include Nicholas van Custem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Robert Carr and Lucy Middleton.
The 5th-in-line to the throne is being christened at The Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace with water from the River Jordan.
The youngest of the Cambridge children was christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.
Earlier in the day, he tweeted out he “was delighted and privileged to be christening Prince Louis.”
He wore a replica traditional Honiton gown worn by both his older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The gown was first used in 1841 for Princess Victoria, the daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.