Prince Louis' Godparents Revealed Ahead of Today's Christening

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A royal source said it had been agreed some time ago that the queen would not attend and her absence was not due to any health issues. The Queen was busy last week in Holyrood in Scotland and will be busy this week attending the RAF centenary as well as hosting President Donald Trump for a meeting at Windsor Castle, according to ABC News.

Prince Louis has been christened in a private ceremony. Royal christenings are traditionally a time for the family to get together, kids included, and this was no different.

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

Miss Middleton and Mr Pelly each read a lesson during the service, Kensington Palace said.

For the ceremony, Prince Louis will wear the handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly, Dressmaker to The Queen.

Kate's parents and siblings were also there, including her sister Pippa Middleton, who is pregnant.

Will and Kate chose two hymns, two lessons and two anthems for the christening.

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Prince Louis was christened today. Little Louis was wrapped up in a white blanket and bonnet, the same one his older siblings wore as they left the hospital on their own birthdates.

The Lily Font, which was commission by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840 and used for every christening since, and water from the River Jordan were used during the baptism.

Following the 40-minute traditional religious service, guests attended a private tea which included slices of christening cake, from a tier taken from the duke and duchess' wedding cake.

The Prince has promised to build an exclusive library for Louis in memory of Princess Diana and the 1926 AA Milne classic is the library's first book.

While Louis has six godparents, his older brother George has seven, while Charlotte has five.

The 11-week-old prince, whose full name is Louis Arthur Charles, was born on April 23 and is fifth in line to the British throne.

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