Prince William and Duchess Kate christen third child Prince Louis

  • Prince William and Duchess Kate christen third child Prince Louis

Prince William and Duchess Kate christen third child Prince Louis

The 11-week-old was baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace. Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, wore an army green Ralph Lauren dress and hat by Stephen Jones.

Buckingham Palace say the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will miss the christening in a decision which was mutually agreed by the Queen and the Cambridges some time ago.

The monarch was due to return to London on Monday ahead of a busy schedule of events including a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday at her Windsor Castle home.

What a magnificent (and elegant) way to welcome tiny Prince Louis to the faith and the royal family.

Royal christenings are usually private affairs and most royal babies have been christened at royal palaces.

One person wrote on social media: "Princess Charlotte walked past photographers on the way to the christening and told them "you're not coming" the sass is strong in this one".

Kensington Palace announced three godfathers and three godmothers for the baby prince, including Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lady Laura Meade, Mrs. Robert Carter - Hannah Gillingham - and Lucy Middleton.

Charlotte looked adorable in a little blue floral dress teamed with a matching headband, while George wore his trademark navy shorts and a white polo shirt.

Kate's brother James Middleton, and Kate's pregnant sister Pippa with her husband James Matthews - the brother of former Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews - were also among the guests. (Charlotte's ceremony took place at St. Mary Magdalene Church, in Sandringham, instead.) Kate Middleton herself also received communion at the Chapel Royal just before her wedding to Prince William.

Kate Middleton at Prince George's christening.

Another, taken just 22 years later, captures the proud Princess holding her eldest son, Prince Charles, on his own big day in December 1948.

The christening itself is quite the family tradition, Royal Central U.K. notes, adding Prince Louis also wore a replica of the now-famous Honiton lace christening gown.

Guests were enjoyed slices of fruit cake from a tier of William and Kate's eight-tier wedding cake at the swanky do.

Prince Louis was born on April 23, 2018, and on July 9, he was christened for the world to see. He is fifth in line to the throne.

They include Guy Pelly, once dubbed the "court jester" to William and Harry for his wild ways that were often cited as a bad influence on the brothers in their youth, running their favourite drinking haunts.