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US News Prince Louis’s big day as royals gather for christening

19:25  09 july  2018
19:25  09 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The two children clutched their father' s hands happily as they arrived for Louis ' big day , the Duke telling them "well done" for shaking hands with the Dean of the Chapel Royal . The Duchess of Cambridge held a sleeping Prince Louis , wearing the same christening robe as his brother and

Video: The Royal Family and guests arrive for Prince Louis' big day (Provided by ITN News)

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

Proud parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their way into the service in London with their three children.

George, four, and three-year-old Charlotte held William’s hand, as a sleeping Louis was carried into the chapel by Kate.

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Prince Louis: The Duchess of Cambridge carries Prince Louis as they arrive for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace (Dominic Lipinski/PA) © Provided by The Press Association The Duchess of Cambridge carries Prince Louis as they arrive for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace (Dominic Lipinski/PA) Eleven-week-old Louis was dressed in the cream, frilly lace royal christening gown – a replica of the intricate robe made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter in 1841.

The Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed the royals, bending down to greet George and Charlotte, who looked happy and content, at the entrance to the chapel.

As Kate chatted to the archbishop while holding Louis, she could be heard describing her sleeping son as “very relaxed and peaceful”.

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Prince Louis of Cambridge will be christened in front of close members of the royal family later today. Prince George, four, and three-year-old Princess Charlotte will be there for their younger brother' s big day .

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

The Duchess of Cambridge carries Prince Louis as they arrive for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London. © Press Association The Duchess of Cambridge carries Prince Louis as they arrive for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London. Louis’s aunt and uncle the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were among the guests in the chapel at St James’s Palace in London.

Meghan – who is attending her first royal christening – looked stylish, dressed in an olive-green Ralph Lauren outfit and Stephen Jones hat.

The Duchess of Cambridge carries Prince Louis as they arrive for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London. © Press Association The Duchess of Cambridge carries Prince Louis as they arrive for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were missing from the small family affair.

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Britain's royal family have gathered in London to celebrate the christening of Prince Louis , the youngest child Louis ' s grandfather the Prince of Wales, step-grandmother the Duchess of Cornwall and maternal grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton were also there for the big day alongside

Prince Louis will be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the Chapel Royal in St James’ s Palace on Monday. For Charlotte' s christening specially sterilised water was flown in ahead of the big day .

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It is the first time the Cambridge family have been seen together as a family of five.

Louis has not been seen, other than in photographs released by Kensington Palace, since his debut outside the Lindo Wing on the day he was born.

The prince’s six godparents were among the guests including the duke’s close friend Guy Pelly – who was once dubbed William and Harry’s “court jester” for his wild ways.

Princess Charlotte and Prince George hold the hands of their father, the Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London for the christening of their brother, Prince Louis, who is being carried by their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge. © Press Association Princess Charlotte and Prince George hold the hands of their father, the Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London for the christening of their brother, Prince Louis, who is being carried by their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge. Louis’s other godparents are: Nicholas van Cutsem – one of the van Custem brothers, who are long-time family friends of William and Harry; Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, who went to Ludgrove School and Eton with William;

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Lady Laura Meade, who is married to William’s close friend James Meade; Kate’s Marlborough schoolfriend Hannah Carter (nee Gillingham); and the duchess’s cousin Lucy Middleton.

There for the ceremony were Louis’s grandfather the Prince of Wales, step-grandmother the Duchess of Cornwall and maternal grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton.

The Duchess of Cambridge carries Prince Louis as they arrive for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London. © Press Association The Duchess of Cambridge carries Prince Louis as they arrive for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London. Kate’s brother James Middleton, and Kate’s pregnant sister Pippa with her husband James Matthews – the brother of former Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews – were also among the guests.

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