Prince Louis' Christening is due to happen soon, but when can we expect the ceremony to happen?
Prince Louis still hasn’t been christened but with his older brother’s fifth birthday looming next month, it’s likely Kate and William will want to christen their youngest son sooner rather than later.
We haven’t seen much of the little royal, other than the official pictures released with him and Princess Charlotte as he missed his uncle’s wedding and was too young to attend the Trooping of Colour.
However, there is a strong chance we’ll see Prince Louis soon as Kate Middleton and Prince William’s third child is still yet to be christened.
When will Prince Louis be christened?
Royal experts are predicting that an announcement will be made any day now. The eldest of the Cambridges, Prince George, was christened three months after his July birthday on 23 October 2013.
His little sister, Princess Charlotte, was christened much sooner and only had to wait under two months before she was christened in July 2015.
It’s unlikely therefore that Kate and William will delay Prince Louis’s christening beyond three months and we’re certainly hoping we will get a glimpse of the little royal soon.
According to Jess Ilse from Royal Central, the christening could happen at the end of June or early July.
Kensington Palace will make an official announcement about the ceremony to announce the details and are likely to do so soon if the end of June is a real possibility!
Prince George’s christening on the left and Kate with Princess Charlotte on the right
Will we see picture of Prince Louis at his Christening?
Another leading royal expert spoke to the Express and explained that William and Kate are likely to make a compromise with the public when it comes to their youngest son’s christening as they understand and appreciate the public interest.
James said: ‘Judging by the previous christenings, and the importance of the day for the family, Louis’ christening will be a private affair, perhaps no surprise there. The Cambridges are well aware of the media spotlight on and interest in their family – we saw that with the recent photos of Prince George and Princess Charlotte playing at the polo match.’
He added: ‘We’ll no doubt have the official christening photos, as we did with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. These photos, and the images of the family arriving, will be seen as a compromise by the Cambridges. They give the photographers something to work with and then they expect a bit of privacy for the rest of the day.’
Royal Christening traditions
Royal christenings are always a very grand affair and there are several traditions and protocols in place to ensure everything runs smoothly.
For Princess Charlotte’s christening, specially sterilised water was flown into the UK. Traditionally royal babies are christened using water from the River Jordan where Jesus was baptised.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte wore the same christening gown and it is likely that Prince Louis will do the same. The gown is a replica based on the original gown which was commissioned by Queen Victoria for her daughter Princess Victoria.