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Prince William, Kate Middleton Announce Prince Louis' Christening Service

Prince William, Kate Middleton Announce Prince Louis' Christening Service

"Prince Louis will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby".

The service will take place at The Chapel Royal at St James's Palace and it will be conducted by Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury.

Prince Louis is following in his new aunt, Meghan Markle's footsteps.

At a christening already heavy with memories of Diana, Princess of Wales, the choice of Laura Fellowes confirmed predictions that the Duke would want a member of his mother's family to be a godparents.

Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is to be baptised on 9 July, Kensington Palace has announced.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William's third child will be christened next month, Kensington Palace announced in a statement.

Kate's son will be christened on July 9, 2018, 11 weeks after he was born.

In 2015, his sister Princess Charlotte was christened at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, a royal estate near England's eastern coast. The date coincidently falls a week after Prince George finishes his school year and Princess Charlotte breaks for the summer. The Chapel Royal has a special tie to Prince William and his family, as it's where his late mother's coffin was held for a week before her funeral, and where Kate Middleton received communion just prior to her own royal wedding.

Little Louis will likely be christening in the same gown his siblings wore on their big day - a replica of the historic royal christening gown first worn by Queen Victoria's daughter, also named Victoria, in 1841. The christening gown has been passed down to each generation and worn by 62 royal babies.