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Royal family: Queen and Prince Philip to miss Prince Louis' christening

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Charles Bowen | 11 July, 2018, 10:15

In addition to the godparents and their spouses, Prince Louis' maternal and paternal grandparents attended the christening, along with his aunts and uncles- Prince Harry and Meghan, James and Pippa Matthews, and James Middleton.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip will not be attending the christening.

The fifth-in-line to the throne, who was born in April, was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Royal children typically get multiple godparents: Prince Charles has eight, Prince William has six and Prince George has seven.

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 Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also announced their youngest son's godparents a few hours before the service.

His eldest sibling Prince George, 4, clutched his dad Prince William's hand and had his trademark look of vague distaste on his face (god I love this kid) while sister Princess Charlotte, 3, looked mostly confused.

Prince Louis' first godmother is Lady Laura Meade.

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There they would be joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex along with other guests.

Kate's sister, Pippa, also wore floral stud earrings for the occasion, opting for a modern gold style unlike Kate's pearls.

The third child of Prince William and wife Kate was christened on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time) at a royal chapel. All yes were of course on little Louis, but also on Charlotte's gorgeous little outfit which consisted of a baby blue dress, matching shoes and the cutest bow hairband by Pepa & Co.

Prince Harry spared no expense after finding the ideal gift to mark nephew Prince Louis' royal christening on July 9, a new report reveals.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge on their arrival for his christening service. Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton wore a white structured Alexander McQueen dress with a Jane Taylor headpiece.

Before George, the St. James's Chapel Royal was last used for the christening of William's cousin Princess Beatrice, in 1988.

Aubrey-Fletcher is yet another longtime friend of William's, according to People.

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