Prince Louis' Godparents Revealed After Queen Elizabeth Announces She Would Not Attend

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The youngest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton was christened at Chapel Royal in St. James' Palace.

Recently, Meghan Markle was baptised in the chapel ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry, while Kate Middleton was confirmed there before she Wednesday Prince William.

Prince Louis of Cambridge is being christened in the Chapel Royal, watched by his older brother Prince George and big sister Princess Charlotte.

However the Queen, 92, and Prince Philip, 97, were notable absences as it was confirmed that they were unable to attend the christening service due to their busy royal schedules.

It was a family affair for the Middletons, who all stepped out on Monday afternoon to celebrate Prince Louis' christening.

Hannah Carter: Formerly Hannah Gillingham, she went to school with Kate at Marlborough College. From the outside looking in the trio have always appears to share similar fashion sensibilities, with the youngest Middleton daughter particularly taking notes from straight out of her Duchess sister's book. Kate looked radiant as she pushed the vintage Millson pram that her grandmother-in-law the Queen used in the 1950s for her sons Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Picture: AAPNicholas van Cutsem is another godparent.

The Cambridges have previously chosen close friends and confidantes for the role.

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The duchess added, with a smile: "I hope he stays like this".

Prince Charles and Camilla also came out for the christening.

The gown, remade in 2008 by Queen Elizabeth's dresser, Angela Kelly, is an exact replica of the gown first commissioned by Queen Victoria 174 years ago.

Welby, who will baptise the baby by pouring holy water from the River Jordan over his head, said the event would be "very nerve-wracking" but "a great privilege".

Press Association The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart after attending Prince Louis' christening. That gown was worn for all Royal Christenings, including The Queen, her children, and seven of her eight grandchildren.

Guests were served slices of christening cake, which is a tier taken from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding cake.

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