Royal Christening Date Revealed For Prince Louis Of Cambridge

GEOFF ROBINSON Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the wedding this Saturday

GEOFF ROBINSON Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the wedding this Saturday

It's hard to believe it's been two months since Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton welcomed their third child, Prince Louis Arthur Charles, but now he's set to be christened, as announced by Kensington Palace on Wednesday.

Britain's royal palace says Prince Louis will be christened July 9 by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Their sister, Charlotte, had her christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church at the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

Now eight weeks old, he was born in London on 23 April, weighing 8lb 7oz.

In a sweet moment, Prince William talked about how his involvement in the organization earned him brownie points with his 4-year-old son, Prince George.

Louis will be dressed in the same frilly cream gown used for George and Charlotte - a replica of an intricate lace and satin dress made for Queen Victoria's eldest child, also called Victoria, in 1841.

Christenings are a must for royal babies.

Prince George's christening took place in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace in October 2013, five months after he was born.

Prince Louis's godparents will be expected to be announced on the morning of the christening, with William and Kate again likely to choose mostly close friends for the role. If that name sounds extra familiar, it's because he also officiated Prince Harry and Megan Markle's wedding on May 19.

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