Queen, Prince Philip skip Prince Louis' christening

Prince Louis christening Meghan Markle Prince Harry

Prince Louis christening Meghan Markle Prince Harry

The christening marked Louis' second public appearance since his birth in April.

In keeping with royal tradition, the water used for Louis' christening had been sourced from the River Jordan.

Kate Middleton stunned, once again, at the christening of her third child, Louis, in London on July 9.

Click through the slideshow to see who has been named a godparent to Prince Louis...

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and wife Kate, are now celebrating the christening of their third child, Prince Louis!

Louis's siblings, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, also watched the ceremony at the Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace.

Also attending were Kate's parents, her brother and sister and Louis's six godparents, who are close friends or relatives of William and Kate.

Built in 1536, St James Palace has a vast amount of history, having housed several royals throughout centuries since the reign of King Henry VIII.


The gown is a replica of the baptismal outfit first worn by Queen Victoria's eldest daughter and passed down for all royal baptisms until Lady Louise Windsor's christening in 2004.

Laura Meade is the wife of William's close friend James Meade, and her dad is the Earl of Romney, a close friend of Prince Charles.

Louis' brother, Prince George was baptised at the very same church at St James Palace, the Chapel Royal in 2003 while Princess Charlotte was christened at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in 2015, the same church as Princess Diana.

A royal source said it had been agreed some time ago that the 92-year-old queen would not attend the small, family affair and her absence was not due to any health issues.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert Wednesday in the chapel, and the heart of Queen Mary is buried inside.

They include Kate's cousin Lucy Middleton, Nicholas van Cutsem, whose daughter was a bridesmaid at May's wedding of Harry and Meghan, and Guy Pelly, a childhood friend of William's.

Harry and Meghan will be joined at the christening by Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, and the Middleton family.

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