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Prince Louis christened at intimate service in London

14 July 2018
Prince Louis christened at intimate service in London

As she left St James's Palace yesterday and headed to the christening party, she hilariously reminded the waiting photographers, "You're not coming".

As for why, the reason may boil down to a busy schedule.

Following the service, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will give a private tea at Clarence House. The tiniest Windsor is being christened on Monday, July 9-and to celebrate the occasion, Prince Harry, his uncle, reportedly dropped £8,000 (that's around $10,620) on a first-edition Winnie-the-Pooh book. Meanwhile, the processional organ music would be R. Vaughan William's Prelude on Rhosymedre, which was also played at their wedding and at Prince Charles and Princess Diana's nuptials.

The gesture comes nearly two months after the princess gave a little wave to the world on the steps of St George's Chapel at the royal wedding in May. Kate Middleton and prince William have joined their loved ones to the chapel of St. James of London in order to baptize their last-born son, the prince Louis.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby welcomed the royals at the entrance to the chapel.

The others selected to guide the young prince in his spiritual life Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lady Laura Meade, and Hannah Carter.

The christening itself is quite the family tradition, Royal Central U.K. notes, adding Prince Louis also wore a replica of the now-famous Honiton lace christening gown.

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

The Archbishop, who christened and confirmed the Duchess of Sussex and conducted the royal wedding in May, eagerly greeted Harry and Meghan. Meghan Markle wore an olive green dress by Ralph Lauren and a matching Stephen Jones hat.

Kate's younger sister Pippa Middleton and her husband, James Matthews were also present. Although the adults and the air performance were awesome, it was Princess Charlotte and Prince George who truly stole the show.