Prince Louis christening: Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to miss event

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Louis

Louis will wear the replica of the royal christening robe, first used in 2008.

Like his siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte before him, Louis will be dressed up in an article of clothing that carries the weight of history.

Expected to be in attendance at the christening are Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Middleton family, and all of the godparents and their spouses.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, will baptize Prince Louis.

The Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince Louis, while Prince William holds the hands of Prince George and Princess Charlotte as they arrive for Prince Louis' christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London.

Prince Louis will be christened in the Lily Font, a silver gilt font and bowl decorated in lilies, ivy and cherubs.

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Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge, the baby son of Prince William and his wife Kate, was christened on Monday but Queen Elizabeth II did not attend.

She told Welby that Louis was "very relaxed and peaceful", adding: "I hope he stays like this". That decision was reportedly made some time ago and was not due to ill health. For Prince George's christening in 2013, the Duchess chose a cream ruffled Alexander McQueen dress and a lace fascinator, while at Princess Charlotte's christening she wore another McQueen look, this time a coat and dress set, with a fascinator.

This was the Duchess of Sussex's first royal 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.

Kate's parents and siblings were also there, including her sister Pippa Middleton, who is pregnant.

The prince's six godparents were among the guests including the Duke's close friend Guy Pelly, who was once dubbed William and Harry's "court jester" for his wild ways.

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