Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

A Royal Christening, Regal Fashion And 3 Adorable Babies


She was heard describing her son as "very relaxed and peaceful", telling the archbishop with a smile: "I hope he stays like this". The Duke and Duchess of Sussex followed closely behind the pair. While some fans might have expected Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to be chosen for this role, the newlyweds did not make the cut.

From the duchess´s side, Kate´s parents Michael and Carole, brother James, sister Pippa and her husband James Matthews were to attend.

Louis' christening today marks the first time we've seen all five Cambridges out in public together, but it isn't the first time the infant has been seen with Princess Charlotte. She paired the pretty dresscoat, which featured a large lapel, with floral-embellished hat by Jane Taylor and a pair of matching patent pumps.

Welby baptised Louis by pouring holy water from the River Jordan over his head.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose hymns O Jesus, I Have Promised and Lord of All Hopefulness for the ceremony.

Following the 40-minute service, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave a private tea at Clarence House.

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The anthems were "This is the day which the Lord hath made" (John Rutter) and "Suo Gan, a traditional Welsh Lullaby" (Gareth Wilson).

The 11-week-old Prince wore the Honiton lace and white christening robe that was also worn by Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Prince Louis godparents are Lady Laura Meade, Hannah Carter, Lucy Middleton, Nicholas van Cutsem, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Guy Pelley.

"Robinson Crusoe was William's favourite book, but Harry loved all things A.A. Milne", the source added.

Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with their new baby boy, Prince Louis, in London, April 23, 2018.

The tradition of this particular christening gown harkens back to Queen Victoria, who commissioned the garment for the royal baptism of her daughter Victoria in 1841; you can glimpse one of its earliest representations in a painting of the event from the era.

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