Prince Louis is now 11-weeks old and was today christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Earlier in the afternoon the Chapel Royal was quiet at St. James’s Palace.
Today is a big day for the Cambridge family as Prince Louis’ godparents were also announced, including: Mr. Nicholas van Cutsem, Mr. Guy Pelly, Mr. Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lady Laura Meade, Mrs. Robert Carter and Miss Lucy Middleton. Only one family member, Kate’s cousin Lucy was included as a godparent.
The Cambridge family arrived with the Sussex family after Pippa Middleton and the godparents made their way into The Chapel Royal.
Kate looked exuberant and joyful while holding Prince Louis. Prince William guided little Prince George and Princess Charlotte by hand into the chapel after greeting the bishop. Prince Louis
For today’s service, Duchess Kate opted for a familiar shade of cream and wore an Alexander McQueen dress with a Jane Taylor hat along with a pair of cluster peal earrings. Prince Louis was clad in a christening robe lined in lace and white satin that created in 1841 and worn for the most of the major christening celebrations within the royal family including the christening of the Queen, her children and grandchildren. The Queen comissioned a replica of the robe to preserve the original and that is the gown used for Prince Louis.
Duchess Meghan went for a more earthy shade and selected an olive green belted Ralph Lauren dress with a hat by Stephen Jones. It also looks like Duchess Meghan opted for pantyhose and Manolo Blahnik Suede BB Pumps in an olive green shade. In addition, the newlywed also appeared to be carrying green gloves and a green clutch. And it’s believed that Meghan is wearing her cartier earrings as well (thanks to Laura for the ID).
Meghan’s dress is similar to the Ralph Lauren Boatneck Jersey Dress, Available at Macy’s in Emerald and Navy, $93.99 (Meghan’s is a bespoke version). The dress available at Macy’s includes detailing from the Resort collection like the belt and custom color and fabric but Meghan’s version is bespoke and has a more fitted style in addition to belt loops.