We're still basking in the sunshine that was Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, but don't think we've forgotten about the royal family's upcoming highlight: Prince Louis' christening! While Kensington Palace has yet to announce a date for Prince William and Kate's son's baptism, we already know that it will be a fabulous day.
We're especially confident because the little prince's grandmother Carole Middleton happens to be one of the UK's best party planners. Kate Middleton's mother has hinted at what could be on the cards for young Louis' celebrations after sharing her top tips for a christening in her latest column for Baby London magazine.
The 63-year-old spares no expense, advising that you need things like scented candles, a "naming day time capsule," and a budget of approximately $3,530. The Daily Mail got their hands on the column and have shared that Carole wants new parents to set up a memory box that guests can place "handwritten notes, photographs, or trinkets" inside for the baby to receive on his or her eighteenth birthday.
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Carole Middleton is really in the business of sharing. Channeling her inner Oprah, she never wants guests to go home empty-handed, suggesting that parents give mementos like "votive candles, pretty chocolates, and silver charms." Covering all her bases, the proud royal-mom-in-law also gave a nod to all the singers and harpists out there — recommending them as the ideal music choice for such an occassion.
Prince Louis, who was born on April 23, is expected to be baptised later this month. If the youngster is following in his siblings' Prince George and Princess Charlotte's footsteps, then he'll be dressed in the same Honiton lace and white satin gown. We'll be seeing his family in the next week with Duchess Kate, Prince William, and their eldest two children expected to attend Trooping the Colour — a parade commemorating the queen's birthday.
For now, the Cambridges are focusing on returning back to London life. They had been at their Norfolk country home, Anmer Hall, for the kids' week-long vacation from school. Hello reports that the family is making their way back to Kensington with Prince George returning to Thomas's Battersea School, and Princess Charlotte returning to Willcocks Nursery School.
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