Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who was born on April 23, 2018, will be Christened today at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.
An exclusive guest list has been released on The Royal Family's official website and the Queen and Prince Philip's name was excluded. There was worry that Their Royal Highnesses will be missing the christening due to health issues, but The Royal Family confirmed that is not so.
Their absence is most likely due to a hectic schedule in preparations for the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force on Tuesday and the arrival of the President and Mrs. Trump Friday at Windsor Castle.
In attendance will be Prince Harry and Meghan (Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, the Middleton family and the baby's godparents, Mr. Nicholas van Cutsem, Mr. Guy Pelly, Mr. Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lady Laura Meade, Mrs. Robert Carter and Miss Lucy Middleton.
The prince will wear the handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe. The original robe was commissioned by Queen Victoria for her eldest daughter Princess Victoria, who was christened in 1841.
After the 40-minute ceremony, the party is expected to proceed to Clarence House for a private tea. The guests will be served a seven-year-old christening cake taken from a tier of Prince William and Duchess Kate's wedding cake.