Everything you need to know about Prince Louis' christening

Prince Louis was christened on Monday, in an intimate ceremony attended by the Royal family and their closest friends and family.

Held at The Chapel Royal at St James's Palace in London, the Queen and Prince Philip were not in attendance due to their busy schedule, Kensington Palace says.

Along with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and - the star of the show - Prince Louis, attendees included The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and newly-weds The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Both of Catherine's parents joined the festivities, as did her sister Pippa and brother James.

Of the Monarch's notable absence, the Press Association revealed: "The decision was not made on health grounds, Buckingham Palace says, and it is understood to have been mutually agreed by the Queen and the Cambridges some time ago."

Prince Louis looked both adorable and regal in a handmade replica of the Royal christening robe, made by the Queen's dressmaker, Angela Kelly. The original robe was made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter and the replica has been made to preserve the delicate archetype.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, who baptised Prince Louis, was heard describing the calm prince as "very relaxed and peaceful."

"I hope he stays like this," Catherine laughed.

Prince Louis will have six godparents, all of whom are friends or family of Prince William and Catherine: Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lady Laura Meade, Robert Carter and Lucy Middleton, who is Catherine's cousin.

Following the 40-minute ceremony, Prince Harry and Catherine hosted a private tea at Clarence House, where guests were served a slice of christening cake, which was a tier taken from the couple's 2011 wedding cake.

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