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The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Chose Hymns And Songs With Special Significance For Prince Louis' Christening

Date July 10, 2018

As a part of preparations for the christening of Prince Louis, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decided to include subtle tributes to their rich family history and traditions. The Kensington Palace revealed the song and reading list chosen by the celebrants before the event.

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The first anthem at the ceremony was 'This Is the Day Which the Lord Hath Made'. It was composed by John Rutter for the Duke and Duchess at their wedding in 2011.

Also, the processional hymn was equally special. 'Prelude on Rhosymedre' by Vaughan Williams, was played at the wedding of Prince Charles‘s and Princess Diana‘s in 1981. The celebrants also had the same song played at their own wedding.

Their choice of songs is in keeping with Prince William and Prince Charles’s resolve to celebrate their late mother in as many opportunities as they find. By so doing, they keep her spirit alive and form warm memories for their families.

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In addition, they also chose 'O Jesus, I Have Promised' and 'Lord of All Hopefulness' as the hymns for the event. Lessons were taken from St. Mark 10: 13-16 and Ephesians 3: 14-19 and read by Miss Lucy Middleton and Mr. Guy Pelly.

Although the event was a private affair and not televised like the royal wedding, fans still got a good idea of what happened through updates by the Palace and press.

The new prince was baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby and supported by The Dean of The Chapel Royal, The Right Reverend and Right Honourable the Lord Chartres, and The Sub-Dean of the Chapel Royal, The Reverend Canon Paul Wright.

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