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Prince Louis Goes To Church: The New Royal Will Be Christened At The Same Church As His Brother, Prince George

Date June 21, 2018 10:39

The palace has finally announced a date for the christening of royal baby Prince Louis. The event is to take place on July 9 at the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace, in London. This information was also posted on the official Twitter handle of the palace.

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According to Express.co.uk, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a personal preference” for the venue. A spokeswoman for the palace shared this information. Their first son, Prince George, was christened in the same chapel.

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It has been two months already since little Prince Louis was born, and he has not been seen in public since he left the Lindo Wing on April 23. As expected, he did not make an appearance at the royal wedding. He was also absent at the Trooping the Colour celebrations. The christening will most likely be the next time fans of the royal family will get to see the little prince in public.

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Many fans of the family are still wondering why the couple did not choose to christen Prince Louis at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham. This is where Princess Charlotte was baptized. However, the truth may not be far off.

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The Duchess received her first communion before she got married to Prince William in April 2011 at the Chapel Royal. Also, it happens to be the same chapel where the body of the late Princess Diana laid before her funeral in 1997.

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk that the couple’s desire to maintain their "enduring link" with the late Princess Diana informed their decision.

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Over the years, the Duke has found different ways to keep the memory of his late mother alive. Apart from devoting his time to charitable causes, he also seems to have roped his wife, the Duchess, in. They both find subtle ways to celebrate the life of Britain’s most popular princess.

Christenings for the Duke and Duchess have always been a simple affair with about 20 or 30 people in attendance, usually their closest family members and a few friends. It is expected that the same will be the case for Prince Louis in July.

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Prince Louis is special in many ways, and his birth was perhaps the most highly anticiated in recent times. Fans of the royal family followed developments from when his parents announced that they were expecting up until the day he was first introduced to the world.

Despite the fact that his birth almost coinicided with the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, little Prince Louis had his own share of media coverage. And he is likely to enjoy even more coverage in the coming months as fans look forward to other landmark events.

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