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Why Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are missing Prince Louis' christening

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip appeared to be missing from the guest list for Prince Louis' christening today at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace.
According to the Press Association, the queen and Prince William agreed the great-grandparents would skip the event "some time ago."
The queen is traveling back to London from Sandringham, Norfolk, and has a busy week ahead of her.
The royal couple's absence is not related to their health.
Royal watchers were in for a bit of a surprise this morning when Prince William and Duchess Kate announced...
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Kate Middleton looked radiant at Prince Louis' christening - and she wore the same brand to Prince George and Princess Charlotte's christenings

Kate Middleton looked radiant at Prince Louis' christening - and she wore the same brand to Prince George and Princess Charlotte's christenings

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On Monday, Kate Middleton wore a simple Alexander McQueen dress to Prince Louis ' christening at St. James' Palace in London, UK.
The Duchess of Cambridge accessorized the dress with a Jane Taylor headband adorned with flowers and lace.
Middleton has worn neutral-colored Alexander McQueen dresses with floral headpieces at the christenings of all three of her children.
All three of her outfits have complemented the royal christening robe worn by royal babies since 2008.
Kate Middleton looked radiant in a simple off-white dress at the christening of...
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Prince Louis' christening will feature 3 important royal traditions

Prince Louis' christening will feature 3 important royal traditions

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Prince Louis' christening , which is taking place today at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace, is set to include some important royal traditions .
The 11-week-old will wear a gown made by Angela Kelly, Queen Elizabeth II's dressmaker.
After the christening, guests will enjoy a slice of the Duke and Duchess' wedding cake .
Prince Louis' christening is taking place today, July 9, at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace, with his parents, godparents , and other family members in attendance. To mark the special occasion, the royals are upholding traditions that...
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Watch the royal family members arriving at Prince Louis' christening in this adorable video

Watch the royal family members arriving at Prince Louis' christening in this adorable video

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Prince William and Kate Middleton have arrived at the christening service for their third child, Prince Louis , at St. James' Palace in London, UK.
In an Instagram video posted by Kensington Palace on Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can be seen walking alongside their first two children, Prince George and Prince Charlotte.
Other members of the royal family including Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are also in attendance.
Prince Louis, who is wearing a handmade replica of the royal christening...
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Meet Prince Louis' 6 newly-appointed godparents

Meet Prince Louis' 6 newly-appointed godparents

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Kensington Palace announced the six people who have been chosen as godparents to Prince Louis .
The little royal has three godmothers and three godfathers, all of whom are close friends or family members of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge .
All of the godparents will take part in Prince Louis' private christening.
On Monday, July 9, just hours before Prince Louis ‘ christening, Kensington Palace announced the six people who have been chosen as godparents to the 11-week-old royal.
Lady Laura Meade, Hannah Carter, and Lucy Middleton have accepted the role of...
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Guests at Prince Louis' christening will eat slices of Prince William and Kate Middleton's 7-year-old wedding cake thanks to royal tradition

Guests at Prince Louis' christening will eat slices of Prince William and Kate Middleton's 7-year-old wedding cake thanks to royal tradition

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Prince William and Kate Middleton will serve a tier of their wedding cake from 2011 at the christening of their third child, Prince Louis , on Monday.
It's custom for members of the British royal family to save cake layers for their future children's christenings.
Tiers of William and Middleton's wedding cake were served at both Prince George and Prince Charlotte's christenings in 2013 and 2015, respectively.
Guests at Prince Louis' christening can look forward to a special slice of seven-year-old cake, following royal tradition.
The service, which is taking...
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