It's hard to believe Prince Louis is already 2 months old! Prince William and Duchess Kate's 8-week-old son Prince Louis will be christened on July 9th, according to reports from Kensington Palace. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce that the christening of Prince Louis will take place on Monday 9th July at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London,” the palace said in a statement. Louis, the third son of William and Kate, joins his brother, Prince George, and sister, Princess Charlotte, in the tradition of the Anglican Church.
Louis’ service will be performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby. Welby also christened George in October 2013 and Charlotte in July 2015. He also recently officiated the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. Louis will be christened in the same chapel, Chapel Royal, that Meghan Markle had her own baptism earlier this year before the wedding. We can't wait to see those adorable baby photos!
Another hot topic is who will be Prince Louis' godparents? Princess Charlotte’s godparents are Laura Fellowes, daughter of Diana’s sister Lady Jane, friends Sophie Carter and James Meade, the Duchess’ cousin Adam Middleton and the Duke’s friend Thomas van Straubenzee. Prince George has seven godparents; Zara Tindall, alongside friends Oliver Barker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel and William van Cutsem. Many are speculating that Harry and Meghan could be in the running for Louis.
Speaking of Meghan Markle, her father, Thomas Markle, is still in hot water according to reports. Some are saying he may never be invited to the castle nor any royal family events because of his recent remarks about Prince Harry's political views. The royal family does not comment on domestic or international affairs, and yet Thomas Markle was quick to assert that he and Harry had discussed politics over the phone.