We can’t believe that it has been eight weeks since Kate gave birth to her third child, Prince Louis. And now it’s time for the baby’s christening.
William and Kate’s third baby, Prince Louis will be baptized on July 9. The christening will take place at the same chapel where George was baptized. It’s The Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace.
Today, Kensington Palace, revealed more details about the event.
And it seems that this time the parents have broken tradition when it comes to timing. Prince George and Princess Charlotte were baptized in the morning. But, according to the statement from the palace, Louis’ christening due to take place from 4 pm and last around 40 minutes with further details announced on the day.
The statement released by Kensington Palace read: “The service will begin at 4 pm and will last approximately 40 minutes.” Louis will be baptized when he is 11 weeks old, and it will be the first time the public will catch a glimpse of him since his birth in April.
We expect to see the Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on this important event. And we believe Carole and Michael Middleton, Kate’s younger brother James and younger sister Pippa, will also be there.
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.
Prince Louis’ godparents will be expected to be announced on the morning of the christening, with William and Kate again likely to choose mostly close friends for the role.
Bets are currently being placed on who Louis’ godparents will be. And for now, William’s private secretary, Miguel Head, is the favorite. His odds as godfather went from 2/1 to 5/4 in recent weeks.
Also William and Harry’s former nanny, TiggyPettifer is thought to be a choice. Pettifer is listed as 2/1.
Among the other possible choices are, Laura Lopes (Camilla’s daughter), Kate’s former private secretary (Rebecca Priestley) and more.
We definitely expect to see Prince Louis in the same cream lace gown both his brother and sister wore at their christenings. Princess Charlotte was only the fifth child to wear the gown, and Baby Cambridge will be the sixth.
The town has such a short history as it is a replica, made in 2004.
The original was made in 1841 and commissioned by Queen Victoria for her firstborn, Princess Victoria.
Prince Louis is William and Kate’s third child, but the 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.
Four days after his birth, William and Kate announced Louis’ name, revealing his official royal moniker to be Prince Louis Arthur Charles.