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Royal No-Show: The Queen And Duke Of Edinburgh Sadly Won't Be Attending Prince Louis' Christening Today

Date July 9, 2018 18:18

Members of the royal family are heading to Prince Louis' christening today, but there are going to be some very noticeable absentees.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, great-grandparents of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son, won't be able to make an apperance during such an important family event.

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The guest list for the christening includes the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince William's family, including Louis' godparents, and close friends of the British royals.

So why will the heads of the family be absent today?

Scheduling issues

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh discussed their absence with Prince William and Kate Middleton a while ago, The Telegraph reports. The reason for it is Her Majesty's very busy week, which is packed with official duties.

Currently, the Queen is travelling from Sandringham, after which she'll head to the centenary of the RAF on Tuesday, and this Friday she'll be welcoming the US President Donald Trump at Windsor.

Her Majesty has simply too many things on her hands and can't even spare a few hours to attend her great-grandson's christening.

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As for Prince Philip, he's gotten used to his homebound state after retiring from public duties a year ago and decided to skip the hectic family gathering.

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The public immediately noticed Her Majesty's absence, but still wished the family to have a wonderful day at Prince Louis' christening.

We hope the royals have a great time together, despite not having their favorite head of the family around.

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