Princess Charlotte‘s upcoming christening will surely be a lavish affair — but one member of the royal family will be noticeably missing from the festivities!
Prince Harry won’t be in attendance at his niece’s baptism this Sunday, July 5 because he will be visiting Africa to pursue wildlife conservation work, according to [People](http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,2039522220928994,00.html)_. He was also absent for the nearly two-month-old baby’s birth on May 2 as he was touring Australia.
Princess Charlotte on May 2, 2015.
Guests expected to be at the event include Queen Elizabeth, her husband, Prince Philip, and Charlotte’s grandparents, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton. Her parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William, both 33, and big brother, Prince George, 23 months, will also be in attendance.
Charlotte will be christened at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene — which is located on the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England — by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.
Kate, William and Charlotte on May 2, 2015.
For the occasion, the little princess will likely wear the royal family’s traditional christening gown, which was designed by the Queen’s assistant and a team of dressmakers at Buckingham Palace. The design of the garment is reportedly based on a christening gown commissioned by Queen Victoria in the 19th century.