Why Queen Elizabeth II Is Missing Prince Louis' Christening

11 July, 2018, 05:56 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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The christening came at the start of a busy week for the Queen, while Prince Philip, 97, has appeared on only a handful of occasions after retiring from public life last September.

Royal babies are baptised in the same intricate cream lace christening gown.

Louis's grandfather the Prince of Wales attended with the Duchess of Cornwall, with Kate's parents Carole and Michael Middleton also among the guests.

Lady Laura Meade will Godmother to Prince Louis.

While waiting for the commencement of a ceremony held at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, Prince William had a bit of a giggle, leaving everyone wondering what on earth the future King was laughing at?

However, Prince Harry's bride had no brooch or bejewelled accessory in sight on her dress - the only member of the royal family to not wear one to the ceremony.

Royal christenings are steeped in tradition, with customs passed down through the generations.


Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, could be seen wearing the No 1 uniform of the Royal Air Force, as well as his RAF wings in recognition that he is a qualified RAF pilot.

After the brief speech, the Queen joined the rest of the royals up on the palace balcony to watch nearly 100 aircraft, from Second World War Spitfires to the newest stealth fighter jet, fly over the palace.

The cheeky pair, who welcomed little brother Prince Louis in April, were spotted at the window of Buckingham Palace watching the RAF 100 flypast at around 1pm. He is fifth in line to the throne.

Of course the newborn looked beyond precious in his lace royal robes, which his brother and sister had worn to their christenings before him.

Who are Prince Louis' godparents? Both princes were trained to fly helicopters. He has been banned from driving three times, including twice for drink-driving and once for speeding.

The Duchess of Sussex opted for a new silhouette.

The Duke and Duchess will also visit DogPatch Labs, a co-working space for technology start-ups, where they will meet children and young people taking part in workshops, and talk to female tech entrepreneurs.

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