Queen misses christening for Prince Louis

Prince Louis christening: Kate Middleton arrives with sleeping son | Daily Star

The Queen and Prince Philip returned from the Sandringham estate in Norfolk on the same day as the christening, and 92-year-old is set to host US President Donald Trump at Windsor Castle on Friday.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, left the chapel alongside the family.

Louis's other godparents are: Nicholas van Cutsem - one of the van Custem brothers, who are long-time family friends of William and Harry; Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, who went to Ludgrove School and Eton with William; Lady Laura Meade, who is married to William's close friend James Meade; Kate's Marlborough schoolfriend Hannah Carter (nee Gillingham); and the duchess's cousin Lucy Middleton.

It's a nice nod to the christenings of Prince George in 2013, and Princess Charlotte in 2015, as she also opted for Sarah Burton designs then, in a similar shade of cream. A royal source said it had been agreed some time ago that the queen would not attend and her absence was not due to any health issues.

Late last month, she missed a service at St. Paul's Cathedral because she was feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace said.

The Cambridges are complete for Prince Louis' christening.

The royal couple also named six close friends and family members to be godparents to Prince Louis, who was born in April. The Ordinance, which lasted about 40 minutes, was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who as head of the Church in England, involved in nearly every important event in the life of the British Royal family, from a wedding to a christening.

Kate's cousin Lucy Middleton has been named a godmother; her brother, Adam Middleton, now serves as one of Princess Charlotte's godfathers.

Following the service, guests were invited to a private tea at Clarence House, home to Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla.

Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake. Made in 2011, the cake comprised 17 individual fruit cakes on eight tiers, one of which was reserved to celebrate future christenings.

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