Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby — the same person who performed Princess Charlotte and Prince George‘s christenings — blessed Prince Louis today at The Chapel Royal within the grounds of St. James’s Palace in London.
He reportedly has six godparents (totally normal number for the royals) who are friends or family of Their Royal Highnesses:
Mr. Nicholas van Cutsem – A friend of Prince William’s Mr. Guy Pelly – Also a friend of William’s
Mr. Harry Aubrey-Fletcher – A friend of Will, Kate, and Harry
The Lady Laura Meade – The Duchess of Cornwall’s cousin and a close friend of Will and Kate
Mrs. Robert Carter – Kate’s friend
Miss Lucy Middleton – Kate’s cousin
Louis wore an off-white royal christening robe made by Angela Kelly, who made identical replicas for his older siblings’ christenings inspired by an 1841 original piece.
Meanwhile, his momma was dressed in a white Alexander McQueen frock with a Jane Taylor headpiece.
As for the actual christening, Kate and William selected two hymns, O Jesus, I Have Promised and Lord of All Hopefulness, as well as two lessons, and two anthems.
A private tea will be held at Clarence House following the service, where guests will be served a slice from Louis’ christening cake — which is actually a tier preserved from his parent’s 2011 wedding cake.
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