Prince William and Kate Middleton’s son Louis will be christened on Monday, July 9, Kensington Palace confirmed on Wednesday. The baptism will take place at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace in London.
This is the same chapel where his brother George was baptized. And just like his brother, Louis will be baptised three months after his birth.
Coincidentally or not, the date of the baptism falls one week after George finishes his school year and Charlotte’s summer break starts. And we expect to see them together among the others at the major family event.
Members of William’s family are expected to attend the christening including the Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And we are sure Carole and Michael Middleton, Kate’s younger brother James and younger sister Pippa, will also be there.
We’re not surprised that Prince William and Kate have opted for this date, two months and eleven days after their youngest son’s birth. In keeping tradition, Prince Louis will be baptized when he’s three months old.
Charlotte, was christened at Sandringham’s St. Mary Magdalene church in Norfolk. It is the same church where her late grandmother Princess Diana was christened.
The christening ceremony for George, was held at St. James’s Palace‘s Chapel Royal. The Chapel Royal, where Louis’ service will also be. Also Duchess of Sussex had her own baptism earlier this year at the same place.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Most Reverend Justin Welby, will conduct the service. He also baptised George and Charlotte.
Prince Louis is William and Kate’s third child, but second boy. He was born at the private maternity unit of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington on Monday, April 23, at 11.01am, weighing 8lb., 7oz.
The christening will be the second time we see him in public. Also, it’ll be the first time we see the family of five together.