Prince Harry spends $10K on nephew Prince Louis' christening gift

  • Prince Harry spends $10K on nephew Prince Louis' christening gift

Prince Harry spends $10K on nephew Prince Louis' christening gift

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby baptized Louis.

There were also several more royal traditions adhered to at the royal christening.

William and Kate appeared for the first time with their three children at Prince Louis' christening.

Prince Louis, the third child of Britain's Prince William and wife Kate, has been christened at a small, private ceremony overseen by close family but without his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge carries Prince Louis as they arrive for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London, Monday, July 9, 2018. Guy Pelly has been a longtime friend of the Kate and Will and Harry Aubrey-Fletcher went to Ludgrove School and Eton with Prince William.

Prince Louis was born on April 23 and is a younger brother to Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3.

The tradition of this particular christening gown harkens back to Queen Victoria, who commissioned the garment for the royal baptism of her daughter Victoria in 1841; you can glimpse one of its earliest representations in a painting of the event from the era.

The last member of the family to wear the lace number was Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex's daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, at her 2004 christening.

There for the ceremony were Louis's grandfather the Prince of Wales, step-grandmother the Duchess of Cornwall and maternal grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton.

Louis' aunt and uncle the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were among the guests in the chapel at St James's Palace in London.

Recently, Meghan Markle was baptised in the chapel ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry, while Kate Middleton was confirmed there before she Wednesday Prince William.

Prince William and the former Kate Middleton were joined at the christening by both of their families. Buckingham Palace said their busy week of engagements, not health problems, was the reason, according to the Press Association.