This afternoon, Prince Louis was christened in Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in London. He was feted by both sets of grandparents, three uncles, two aunts, five godparents and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Not too shabby for an 11-week-old. Today also marked the first time we’ve seen all five members of the Cambridge family in one place, with the Duke of Cambridge arriving with Prince George and Princess Charlotte in each hand, and the Duchess following with Louis.
Kensington Palace released two new photos at midnight GMT tonight of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. These images serve two functions – newborn photos of Louis and third birthday photos of Charlotte. The pictures, the first of which was captured on Charlotte’s actual birthday on Wednesday, were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge.
Today marks Princess Charlotte of Cambridge’s third birthday, just nine days after younger brother Prince Louis joined the family. Typically the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release a photo to commemorate the milestone, but they declined to this year. If I had to guess I would say that they’re planning to release a photo of all three children at some point this spring, and between that, the public seeing Charlotte last week and her expected presence at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding later this month, she’s getting enough exposure.
Well…I don’t think anyone saw this one coming. It was announced earlier today by Kensington Palace that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decided to name their third child Louis Arthur Charles.
Update 3: William and Kate have emerged from the Lindo Wing with the new prince. The couple are returning home to Kensington Palace, forgoing an overnight stay in the hospital as they did for Charlotte’s birth in 2015.