Prince William and Kate Middleton announce details of Prince Louis' christening

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The christening of Prince Louis will take place on July 9.

The news was confirmed on Wednesday by Kensington Palace on Twitter, adding the christening will take place at The Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace in London.

Prince William and Kate Middleton add the young prince will be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

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Born on April 23, His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge is fifth in line to the throne, and the sixth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth.

He weighed eight pounds seven ounces (3.83 kg) and is the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

In 2013, Prince Louis’ older brother, Prince George, was also christened by Welby at the Chapel Royal.

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In 2015, his sister Princess Charlotte was christened at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, a royal estate near England’s eastern coast. She, too, was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Royal traditions

And the christening itself is quite the family tradition, Royal Central U.K. notes, adding Prince Louis will also wear a replica of the now-famous Honiton lace christening gown.

“This new version was commissioned by The Queen and made by Angela Kelly and her team as a copy of the famous original which was deemed too fragile to remain in use. James, Viscount Severn, was the first baby to wear the new outfit at his christening in 2008. His big sister, Lady Louise Windsor, had been the last royal to wear the original gown,” the site notes.

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During the christening, which will be followed by public photos, the site adds royal babies tend to have their godparents around, as well as the most senior clerics of the church.

— With files from Katie Scott

arti.patel@globalnews.ca

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