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Prince Louis christening: Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to miss event

10 July 2018

The Duke of Sussex reportedly purchased a first edition copy of "Winnie-the-Pooh" by AA Milne for his youngest nephew.

The Queen has spent the weekend at Sandringham, her country home in Norfolk, and is traveling back to London today.

Prince Louis sleeps through his royal christening.

Prince Louis's proud grandpa, Prince Charles, matched his sons with a navy suit and blue tie however, he went with a pink shirt.

As they left, Princess Charlotte, three, clutched an order of service as a souvenir, while Prince George, four, peered calmly at his baby brother.

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If there was one member of the royal family who appeared unconcerned at the Queen's decision not to attend the christening of Prince Louis yesterday, it was the star of the show himself.

BBC reports that Middleton was overheard saying Louis was "very relaxed and peaceful", and joked to the archbishop that she hopes "he stays like this".

They include Kate's cousin Lucy Middleton, Nicholas van Cutsem, whose daughter was a bridesmaid at May's wedding of Harry and Meghan, and Guy Pelly, a childhood friend of William's.

"They are rewarding the loyalty of their really close friends and keeping the godparents from the tight, inner circle", one source said, commenting on the fact that some of Prince Louis' godparents have direct ties to some other royal godparents.

Meghan, attending her first royal christening, wore an olive green Ralph Lauren outfit and a Stephen Jones hat.

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At the baptism of Prince George in 2013 at the same chapel, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a cream-coloured Alexander McQueen dress with a distinctive ruffle down the chest.

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) and Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive for the christening. The new version was made by the Queen's dresser, Angela Kelly. Water from the River Jordan will be used during the baptism.

Following the service, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge held a private tea at Clarence House where guests were served slices of cake from a tier of Kate and William's wedding cake.

The 11-week-old Prince wore the Honiton lace and white christening robe that was also worn by Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Prince Louis is seen at Kensington Palace in a photo taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, April 26, 2018, in London.

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Prince Louis christening: Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to miss event