What Is The Special Meaning Behind Songs Kate Middleton And Prince William Chose For Louis' Christening?
On July 9, the British royal family had another truly unforgettable day – Prince Louis’ christening. This time, William and Kate opted for a private family ceremony.
In fact, not many people were in attendance. Of course, both proud parents and their precious children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were a part of the special day, giving us plenty of pictures of the Cambridges to enjoy.
It’s no surprise that the event was filled with special touches, royal traditions, and important details, including the choice of music. On the royal website, you can see the selection of songs and readings William and Kate selected for the christening of their youngest son.
During the ceremony, the guests listened to 2 hymns (O Jesus, I Have Promised and Lord of All Hopefulness), 2 anthems (This Is the Day Which the Lord Hath Made and Suo Gân), as well as organ music. And some of these songs had a sentimental meaning behind them.
What are they?
Take, for example, This Is the Day Which the Lord Hath Made anthem. We already had a chance to listen to this song, as John Rutter composed it specifically for Kate and William’s nuptials back in 2011.
And this is not the only songs that were played on both the royal nuptials and Louis’ christening. The processional organ music, Prelude on Rhosymedre by Vaughan Williams, looks like one of the royals’ favorite things to play, as it was performed at Kate and William’s and Charles and Diana’s weddings.
What do you think about this choice?
Royal watchers on the internet clearly liked it, judging by all the positive comments they left:
Beautiful choices!! May Prince Louis be blessed with wisdom forever as he grows up.— Deelaney31 (@Deelaney31) July 9, 2018
Blessings to all. May God grant him long life.— Chris Behner (@ChrisBehner1) July 9, 2018
The excellent Royal decisions...— Timothy L Thompson (@TimothyLThomps4) July 9, 2018
Best wishes to the royal parents and their beautiful baby boy!