Prince William and Prince Harry’s shut pal, Nicholas van Cutsem, and Duchess Kate’s cousin, Lucy Middleton, had been named two of Prince Louis of Cambridge’s six godparents Monday, forward of his christening within the Chapel Royal of St. James’s Palace in London, the place brother Prince George was baptized in 2013.
The 11-week-old child prince, born April 23, is the third baby of Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge, and the fifth in line to the throne. He can be christened in a historically non-public ceremony within the chapel with a small get together of his royal and Middleton kin in attendance, plus the godparents.
Kensington Palace introduced the godparents’ names early Monday. They are:
- Nicholas van Cutsem
- Guy Pelly
- Harry Aubrey-Fletcher
- Lady Laura Meade
- Hannah Carter
- Lucy Middleton
Expected to attend the ceremony are the newborn’s mother and father, William and the previous Kate Middleton; Prince George, who turns 5 on July 22; and Princess Charlotte, three, who was christened in July 2015 at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the royal property at Sandringham in Norfolk.
The child prince will put on the handmade reproduction of the Royal Christening Robe. The authentic gown was commissioned by Queen Victoria for her eldest daughter Princess Victoria, who was christened in 1841.
Leading the royal household can be Queen Elizabeth II, 92, marking the baptism of her sixth great-grandchild. Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his spouse, Duchess Camilla of Cornwall, can be there to see his third grandchild welcomed into the Church of England, which the queen heads.
Also anticipated: Prince Harry and his bride, Duchess Meghan of Sussex, the previous American actress who was baptized herself within the Chapel Royal shortly earlier than their May 19 marriage ceremony.
Also attending: The child’s Middleton grandparents, Michael and Carole Middleton; his aunt, Pippa Middleton Matthews and her husband, James Matthews, who’re anticipating a child within the fall; and his uncle, James Middleton.
The christening is predicted to comply with intently the ceremonies for Will and Kate’s two older youngsters, full with the vintage silver Lily Font and the handmade reproduction of the 177-year-old royal lace christening robe.
After a 40-minute ceremony, the get together is predicted to restore to Clarence House — a royal residence in central London — for a non-public tea. The visitors can be served christening cake — a tier taken from Prince William and Duchess Kate’s marriage ceremony cake.
Prince George’s seven godparents included outdated household associates, a royal cousin, faculty buddies and dependable employees. The finest recognized is Zara Phillips Tindall, Will’s cousin, eldest granddaughter to the queen and daughter of Princess Anne, the Princess Royal. Married to ex-rugby star Mike Tindall, Zara simply gave beginning to their second baby, named Lena Elizabeth, who’s the queen’s seventh great-grandchild.
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana’s 5 godparents included the niece of her late grandmother, Princess Diana. Laura Fellowes, a cousin to William, is the daughter of Lady Jane Fellowes, Diana’s sister; she gave a studying at Harry and Meghan’s marriage ceremony.