Between all of the weddings, birthday celebrations, and the birth of a new baby, it is a busy time to be a royal, and things aren’t going to slow down this summer. The next event on the royal agenda is the christening of Prince Louis – Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child –, and it will take place at Kensington Palace on Monday, July 9th. But will the future King and Queen Consort make Prince Harry the baby’s godfather?
As Romper reports, we probably won’t know who Prince Louis’ godparents are until after the christening, but William and Kate have a history of choosing close friends over family, so the chances of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge choosing Prince Harry are pretty slim.
After Middleton gave birth to Prince George in July 2013, she and Prince William named seven godparents for the future king. And, after Princess Charlotte arrived in May 2015, they named five godparents for the little royal. But, none of the twelve godparents were family, except for Laura Fellowes, Prince William’s first cousin, who is one of the godparents of Princess Charlotte.
As for Prince Louis’ new aunt, Meghan Markle, an anonymous source told The Sun that Middleton is considering naming the Duchess of Sussex as a godparent because the two women have become close and “formed a strong sisterly bond.”
But, at this point, that is simply speculation.
The palace will most likely let fans know who the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have selected to be Prince Louis’ godparents after the July 9th christening, which the Archbishop of Canterbury – the Most Reverend Justin Welby – will be conducting.
Welby christened Prince George back in October 2013 at St. James Palace’s Chapel Royal. And in July 2015, he christened Princess Charlotte at Sandringham’s St. Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk. He also recently officiated the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Prince Louis’ christening will also take place at The Chapel Royal, and this was also where the Duchess of Sussex had her baptism earlier this year.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace. This image was taken on 2nd May, on Princess Charlotte’s third Birthday. The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte’s third birthday.
Except for the date and location, the palace has not released any other details about the christening, but they will probably take some family portraits to mark the occasion. Both Prince George and Princess Charlotte wore a replica of the royal christening gown worn by Queen Victoria’s daughter for their christening portraits
The Queen’s assistant, Angela Kelly, and the Buckingham Palace team of dressmakers designed the gown back in 2008.
Prince William recently embarked on a historic trip to Jordan, while Kate Middleton stayed home with her children.