That’s a whole lot of love for little Louis. Newlyweds Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped out on Monday, July 9, for yet another family affair, joining the rest of the brood for the christening of the youngest royal family member: Prince Louis.
The Duchess of Sussex looked lovely in an olive color Ralph Lauren dress paired with matching pumps. She completed her look with a hat by milliner Stephen Jones. The couple, holding hands, trailed Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, followed by Prince William and Kate Middleton, who looked resplendent in white.
Members of the Royal Family arrive at St James’s Palace for the christening of Prince Louis. pic.twitter.com/3pDk4D898C
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 9, 2018
The couple graciously greeted one of their wedding officiants, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The trio was seen giggling before Harry and Meghan made their way into the Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace in London, where Prince George was also christened.
According to Kensington Palace, Prince William and Kate Middleton chose two hymns, two lessons and two anthems for the special occasion for their youngest. One hymn called “This is the day which the Lord hath made” by John Rutter, interestingly enough, was composed for their wedding back in April 2011.
Middleton threw it back to her wedding in more than one way by wearing a piece by Alexander McQueen, the same designer behind her long-sleeve, iconic lace wedding dress.
Hours before the event took place, the godmothers were revealed as Lady Laura Meade, the wife of James Meade who is also godfather to little Princess Charlotte, as well as the Duchess of Cambridge’s cousin Lucy Middleton. Rounding out the trio is Middleton’s close college friend Hannah Carter. The godfathers include Nicholas van Cutsem, an old friend of William and Harry, as well as the Duke of Cambridge’s prep school pal Harry Aubrey-Fletcher. Longtime friend Guy Kelly, who memorably helped plan William’s bachelor party back in 2011, was also selected as a godparent.
The guest list included the godparents (six total), Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Prince Harry and Markle, as well as Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
The palace shared several additional details about the day, including how William and Kate will be serving slices of their wedding cake from 2011 to guests, in line with tradition with the previous christenings of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
“Following the service, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will give a private tea at Clarence House. Guests will be served slices of christening cake, which is a tier taken from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake,” the statement read.
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