The British royal family is having its best year yet. We're still basking in the sunshine that was Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, but don't think we've forgotten about another upcoming highlight for the royal family: Prince Louis' christening!
Kensington Palace has finally announced the date for Prince William and Kate Middleton's son's baptism. "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce that the christening of Prince Louis will take place on July 9 at The Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace, London," a statement on June 20 read. "Prince Louis will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby."
We already know that it will be a fabulous day, especially given the fact that the little prince's grandmother Carole Middleton happens to be one of the UK's best party planners. Kate's mom has hinted what could be in the cards for young Louis' celebrations after sharing her top tips for a christening in her recent column for Baby London magazine.
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The 63-year-old spared no expense while advising readers that they need things like scented candles, a "naming day time capsule," and a casual budget of $2,664. The Daily Mail got their hands on the column and shared that Carole also 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 18th birthday.
If you're confused about what to gift the baby, Carole additionally provided some amazing (and expensive!) options, including a Monsoon silk gown (which is currently on sale for $166).
Other gift ideas included:
- English Trousseau piggy bank from Harrods ($65)
- Philippa Herbert plaster cast of the baby's feet, ($353)
- Meminio leather "memory case" ($166)
- Steiff teddy bear ($39)
Granny Middleton is really in the business of sharing. Channeling her best Oprah, Carole urged parents not to let guests go home empty-handed, suggesting they 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.
Prince Louis was born on April 23 and has remained out of the spotlight since coming home from the hospital. Aside from a photo of him with his little sister, Princess Charlotte, we haven't seen much of the newborn. He missed Harry and Meghan's wedding as well as Trooping the Colour and more royal events the past two months.
As for Louis' attire for his big day out next month, if the youngster is following in his sibling's Prince George and Princess Charlotte's footsteps then he'll be dressed in the same Honiton lace and white satin gown worn by many royal family members. We can't for the two-month-old's big debut!
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