It seems Prince Louis is taking after his Aunt Meghan Markle in a very special way! The Duchess of Sussex's baptism took place three months ago, just before she married Prince Harry, and on July 9, the new royal baby's christening will take place where Meghan's did.
Prince Louis' service will be at The Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace in London. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, baptized Meghan and now he will also christen the two-month-old. Welby is very special to the royal family, as he also officiated Meghan and Harry's nuptials as well as christened Prince George and Princess Charlotte. While Meghan, George, and soon Louis were all baptized at The Chapel Royal, Charlotte was actually christened at Sandringham’s St. Mary Magdalene church in Norfolk, the same place where the late Princess Diana was baptized.
However, Louis won't have a private ceremony like Meghan did. In March, Meghan was baptized into the Church of England with a secret ceremony with Harry and her in-laws, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, by her side. Soon after, she was confirmed, just like Kate Middleton privately was before marrying Prince William in 2011.
Luckily for us, we'll get inside details from Louis' christening. On Wednesday, June 20, Kensington Palace announced his religious milestone to the world with a statement. "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce that the christening of Prince Louis will take place on Monday 9th July at The Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace, London," the note read. "Prince Louis will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby." We can't wait to see Louis return to the spotlight in his sweet christening outfit!
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