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Here Are Those Pictures Of The Royal Baby's Christening You Know You Want To See

The Queen stayed home, but the rest of your favourite royals – Kate! William! Harry! Meghan! – turned up for the baptism at St James' Palace.

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It is also the first time the Cambridges have been seen together as a family of five.

Members of the Royal Family arrive at St James's Palace for the christening of Prince Louis.

Welby recently conducted the ceremony at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.


The River Jordan is where Christians believe Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist, so it is considered to be really rather holy.

The same one was worn by his brother and sister, George and Charlotte, at their christenings.


The Queen is believed to be in good health, but will be spending the day traveling from her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk back to London ahead of a week of engagements. On Friday she will meet US President Donald Trump in Scotland.

According to the Daily Mail, the Queen's husband, Prince Philip, "clearly doesn't want to attend public events unless he really has to".


On Monday morning, Kate and William announced six godparents, all of whom are close friends or family.

The godparents arrive along with the Middleton family for Prince Louis’s christening

His dad, Hugh van Cutsem, is mates with William's dad, Prince Charles (duh). The elder Custem's daughter, Florence, was a bridesmaid at Prince Harry and Markle's wedding in May.


Nightclub owner Pelly threw William's stag party in 2011, and his mother, Lady Carolyn Herbert, was a close friend of William and Harry's mother, Princess Diana.

Kate's cousin Lucy Middleton, who is a solicitor in London, will also be a godparent.

Hymns and anthems were sung at the service, and two lessons were read by godparents Lucy and Pelly.

The anthems: "This is the day which the Lord hath made," which was composed by John Rutter for Kate and William's wedding, and "Suo Gân", a traditional Welsh lullaby.

"O Jesus" and "I Have Promised and Lord of All Hopefulness" were the hymns sung.

Lucy read the lesson St. Mark 10: 13-16 and Pelly read Ephesians 3: 14-19.

The service will be followed by tea at Clarence House, where guests will eat cake taken from one of the tiers of Kate and William's wedding cake.

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The eight-tiered wedding cake made by Fiona Cairns and her team for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.

Laura Silver is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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