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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce Prince Louis’ godparents

Louis will be christened at The Chapel Royal, St James' Palace on Monday

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen six godparents for their son Prince Louis.

William and Kate announced the names of Louis’ godparents on Monday morning, just hours before his christening at The Chapel Royal, St. James’ Palace.

Five are close friends, while one is a family member.

William and Kate with their son Louis outside the Lindo Wing on April 23 (Credit: Splash)

The godparents are:

Miss Lucy Middleton, Kate’s cousin

Mr Nicholas van Cutsem, William’s childhood friend; his brother, William, is godparent to Prince George.

Mr Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, the couple’s close friend

The Lady Laura Meade, the couple’s close friend; her husband, James Meade, went to school with William, was an usher at the Cambridges’ wedding and is godparent to Princess Charlotte.

Mrs Robert Carter, the couple’s close friend; she went to school with Kate and her sister-in-law, Sophie, is godparent to Princess Charlotte.

Mr Guy Pelly, William’s close friend

Some royal fans had expected to see Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex among the godparents, after she married William’s younger brother, Prince Harry, in May, but she has not been included among the six.

However, Harry is not a godparent to any of William and Kate’s children, either.

William with the couple’s older children, George and Charlotte (Credit: Wenn/David Sims)

Prince George has seven godparents, while Princess Charlotte has five.

Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge was born on April 23 at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, just like his big brother Prince George, four, and big sister Princess Charlotte, three.

He has not been seen in public since William and Kate left the hospital with him, so excitement is building among royal fans, eager to catch a new glimpse of the little one at Monday’s christening.

The guest list for the christening has been kept very small, with just close family and friends attending.

William and Kate leaving the Lindo Wing with Louis in April (Credit: Flynet)

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will not attend the christening.

The only senior members of the royal family in attendance will be The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Kate’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, will be present, alongside her sister Pippa and husband James Matthews, and brother James.

All of Louis’ godparents and their spouses will be there.

rince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge reception at Marlborough House on July 05, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be in attendance (Credit: Yui Mok – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Louis will wear the handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by The Queen’s dressmaker, Angela Kelly.

Water from the River Jordan will be used during the baptism at The Lily Font.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will host a private tea party at Clarence House following the christening, where guests will be treated to christening cake made from a tier of the couple’s wedding cake.

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