Prince Louis' christening: who's on the guest list?24.05.2022
More recently, it became known that the christening of the youngest son of the Dukes of Cambridge – Prince Louis – will take place on July 9.
Prince William and his wife have already officially announced that the baptism will be closed and only for “their own” and will take place in the royal chapel of St. James’s Palace (his older brother was baptized there).
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After the official announcement of the details of the ceremony , everyone had even more questions: who will be taken as godparents and invited to such an important sacrament?
It is worth noting that the christenings of Prince George and Princess Charlotte also took place in the family circle, but paparazzi and family fans gathered around the church in those days to watch what was happening from the side. This time, Prince William and his wife asked everyone not to disturb them, promising to provide pictures after the christening.
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Who will be able to get to the baptism of little Louis? Of course, the closest ones: Prince William and Duchess Catherine, Prince Charles with his wife Camilla and the head of the royal family – Elizabeth II with her husband Prince Philip.
From the side of Kate Middleton, her parents are expected – Carol and Michael Middleton – the pregnant sister Pippa with her husband, as well as her younger brother James.
The older children of Kate and William will also be with their parents at the christening of their younger brother. It seems that the royal family specifically chose the date of July 9, when George and Charlotte will start their holidays.
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Among the guests will probably also be the children’s nanny – Maria Borrallo – who is almost always present at large family events. And, for sure, a few cousins and cousins of Prince William from the side of his father and mother.
Who will become godparents?
It is not yet known who Prince William and Kate have chosen as godparents, but apparently they will choose quite a few people from their close and longtime friends.
For example, the royal couple chose seven people as godparents to Prince George in 2013, and five in 2015, when Charlotte was christened.
However, William’s brother, 33-year-old Prince Harry, has never been the godfather of his nephews George and Charlotte, and is unlikely to be this time. However, like his wife Meghan Markle, who only recently became a member of the royal family.
According to the British bookmaker Ladbrokes, William and Kate will take their friends as godparents:
In the case of George and Charlotte, they chose close and trusted friends and assistants, not immediate family, and it is likely that little Prince Louis will be the same.
The press reports that the names of the godparents will most likely be announced on the morning of the christening. Favorite lists include Miguel Head , the Duke of Cambridge’s private secretary, Tiggy Pettyfer , Prince William’s nanny, and Kate Middleton’s former private secretary, Rebecca Priestley . Duchess Camilla Parker-Bowles’ daughter, Laura Lopez , could also be one of the godparents. Three brothers of William Van Cutsem (a school friend of the Prince), George’s godfather, also claim the honorary title of godparents.
To strengthen the bond with his late mother’s family, Prince William may choose one of Lady Diana’s sisters, Jane Fellows or Lady Sarah McCorquodale , as godparents.
Or he can choose any of his cousins on his father’s side, for example, Peter Phillips (his sister Zara Phillips, who recently became a mother for the second time , is godmother to young Prince George), Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
We look forward to this event, which, of course, we will tell you about.
In the photo (announcement) – our favorites: Tiggy Pettifer, Laura Lopez, Princess Eugenie and Miguel Head.