Published: Tue, July 10, 2018

Royals gather for Prince Louis christening


The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, who is due to give birth to her first child with husband James Matthews in early autumn, showed off her growing bump in a pastel blue dress by Alessandra Rich which featured a pleated skirt which she teamed with a matching hat and high heels by Jimmy Choo.

His six godparents were announced as: Nicholas van Cutsem; Guy Pelly; Harry Aubrey-Fletcher; The Lady Laura Meade; Mrs Robert Carter; and Miss Lucy Middleton.

Prince Louis of Cambridge, fifth in line to the throne, has been christened in the Chapel Royal.

The cream lace and white satin robe is a replica of the robe made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841, which is now too delicate to be worn.

The baby prince - Louis Arthur Charles - was born in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, on April 23 - St George's Day - weighing 8lb 7oz. As the palace further explains, "the original gown was subsequently worn for all Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren". She definitely didn't upstage the bride with that recycled fashion choice, but she still looked incredible.


The Chapel is located within the grounds of St James's Palace, in London, and has been home to many significant royal events throughout history.

He is also one of Queen Elizabeth´s seven great-grandchildren.

St James's Palace was built between 1531 to 1536 by King Henry VII and dedicated to Saint James the Less.

What did Princess Charlotte wear? As after George and Charlotte´s baptisms, guests will be served slices of the duke and duchess´s wedding cake. (This church has its own significance for the royal family: it was where Charlotte's late grandmother, Princess Diana, was herself baptized.) Also at her christening, Charlotte's five godparents were officially named, including some of her parents' nearest friends and relative.

They were followed by Prince William, who was holding Prince Louis' brother George with his left hand and sister Charlotte with his right.

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