Prince William and Kate Middleton's 8-week-old son Prince Louis will be christened on Monday, July 9, Kensington Palace has confirmed.
'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce that the christening of Prince Louis will take place on Monday 9th July at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London,' the palace said in a statement.
Following in his sibling’s footsteps, Louis’ service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, who christened Prince George in October 2013 and Princess Charlotte in July 2015 — and most recently officiated Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.
The event will be held at The Chapel Royal, where Meghan Markle had her baptism earlier this year.
While no further details are known about the christening, it’s expected that following the ceremony, the royal family will release some sweet family portraits from the happy day.
Both Charlotte and George took their portraits while wearing a family heirloom — a replica of the historic royal christening gown first worn by Queen Victoria’s daughter, also named Victoria, in 1841. The gown was designed by the Queen’s assistant, Angela Kelly, and Buckingham Palace’s team of dressmakers in 2008.