"If You're At The Baptism Don't Drop The Baby": Archbishop's Of Canterbury Biggest Fear Before Christening Prince Louis

Date July 10, 2018 14:20

This year, we have already witnessed some important events in the life of British royal family. On April 23rd, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third baby, Prince Louis, who is now fifth in line to the throne. Just a month later, on May 19th, the world saw the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which was unlike any other royal wedding that happened before. The next big event – the christening of Prince Louis – took place on July 9th. Many royal watchers had been looking forward to it!


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The ceremony was led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. You can say this remarkable man is pretty close to Prince William and his wife as well as other members of the royal family: he was the one who married Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and christened Prince Louis’ older siblings.


Could there be anything for the Most Reverend to worry about?


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Well, we are all humans, and all of us (with very rare exceptions) aren’t immune to emotions. Holding a little prince in your arms sure is a very exciting experience, but it may also make you anxious. These things don’t often happen in one's life, do they?


The Archbishop admitted that he’s been a little nervous. He described the upcoming christening as "very nerve wracking" but "a great privilege". In an interview with the BBC, he said:

You know, if you're at the wedding don't drop the rings and if you're at the baptism don't drop the baby. They're a wonderful family, there's lots of love and it'll be a great occasion.


It was a joke, of course. The Archbishop’s hand was steady when he gave Harry and Meghan their rings and when he baptized Prince George and Princess Charlotte. We are sure that the youngest prince’s christening will go down in the same seamless fashion.

Source: BBC, PEOPLE, Romper

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