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Queen and Prince Philip to miss Prince Louis’ christening

10 July 2018

Today, Char upheld her status as cutest princess while attending her little brother Louis's christening, which took place at the Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace.

Unfortunately, as previously reported, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip decided a while ago that they would not be able to attend. And better yet, the entire royal family was present, dressed in their church-best. Later this week, she will host President Donald Trump for a meeting at Windsor Castle.

The frilled satin dress is a replica of the baptism garment first worn by Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa, back in 1841.

Heir to the throne Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, his son Prince William and wife Kate, and Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, all joined the queen on the palace balcony for the display.

Britain's Prince Louis was "very relaxed and peaceful" during his christening Monday, his mother Kate Middleton said after the ceremony at St James' Palace in London.

Then she was caught excitedly skipping at a polo event with her mum, Kate Middleton.

Notably, Prince Louis has six godparents (three godmothers and three godfathers), whereas his brother Prince George has seven godparents and his sister Princess Charlotte has five godparents.

This was the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out with all three children.

The 11-week-old will be baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, in the palace's Chapel Royal. In April he underwent planned hip surgery, but attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just a few weeks later, walking unaided.

And Louis' non-royal godparents will have influence on the little prince.

Nicholas Van Cutsem, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, and Guy Pelly are Prince Louis' godfathers. He is a close friend of both Prince William and Prince Harry - helping to organise the former's stag do - and was dubbed the pair's "court jester".

The three-year-old was walking hand-in-hand with her dad, Prince William, after her younger brother's christening service when she told waiting photographers: "You're not coming", according to The Sun.

Queen and Prince Philip to miss Prince Louis’ christening