It’s hard to believe it’s been two months since Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton welcomed their third child, Prince Louis Arthur Charles, but now he’s set to be christened, as announced by Kensington Palace on Wednesday.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce that the christening of Prince Louis will take place on Monday, July 9, at the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace, London,” the palace said in a statement.
The palace also confirmed that Prince Louis would follow in his siblings’ footsteps and be baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby. If that name sounds extra familiar, it’s because he also officiated Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding on May 19.
The Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace was the site of Prince George’s baptism in 2013, but Princess Charlotte had her christening at Sandringham’s St. Mary Magdalene church in Norfolk, England. Duchess Kate was also confirmed into the Church of England at St. James’s Palace in 2011, prior to her marriage to William, and Markle was reportedly baptized at the same location in early March, before her wedding to Harry.
So far, no further details are known about little Louis’ christening. The eight-week-old has not appeared at many functions or in photos with the family, but his baptism will no doubt provide some adorable new portraits of the family.
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