Godparents to be revealed as Louis is christened today

Godparents to be revealed as Louis is christened today

On the other hand, Prince Louis is expected to wear the same christening gown that his older siblings wore.

Kate Middleton and Prince William have announced all the details surrounding their third child's christening, from the date to the location. The dress is a replica of Honiton lace christening gown, which Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's first child princess Victoria wore at her baptism in 1841.

While Kensington Palace is yet to release a guest list, royal christenings are usually small, family affairs.

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

Kensington Palace confirmed: "Prince Louis will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby".

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The chapel has sentimental meaning for the family - it's where Kate Middleton received communion before her wedding in April 2011, and it is also where the coffin of Princess Diana lay before her funeral in 1997. Louis was the name of the Prince of Wales's beloved great-uncle Earl Mountbatten, who was murdered by the IRA in 1979. When not in use, it is found inside the Tower of London. Seventy-one years later, they are still married and known to us as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

According to tradition, water from the River Jordan is set to be used for Louis's christening.

Bookmakers are predicting Prince William and Kate will choose friends over family as Prince Louis' godparents.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "As much as royal fans would love to see the likes of Meghan and Pippa called upon, it seems unlikely that Kate and William will ask their immediate family, instead opting for very close friends and aides as they have previously with George and Charlotte's godparents".

William and Kate had already used Louis as one of Prince George's middle names, but liked it so much they chose to use it again. Prince William stole the show, adorably getting in the middle of the portrait.

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