For the record:
Meghan Markle is not pregnant. Do not believe everything that you read.
But this doesn’t mean there isn’t some major Royal Baby news to announce.
Prince William and Kate Middleton confirmed on Wednesday that their eight-week-old son will be christened on Monday, July 9.
Remember Prince Louis?!?
His exciting birth has almost been forgotten about amidst the excitement of Prince Harry getting married and Pippa Middleton telling the world that she is pregnant with her first child.
But he’s still here, still adorable and about to take a significant step in his life.
“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,” Kensington Palace said in a statement this morning.
Following in the very cute footsteps of his brother and sister, 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.
This same man most recently officiated Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19.
Three-year old Charlotte was christened at Sandringham’s St. Mary Magdalene church in Norfolk.
This is the the same church where her late grandmother, the beloved Princess Diana, was also christened.
The ceremony for four-year old George, meanwhile, was held at St. James’s Palace‘s Chapel Royal.
The Chapel Royal, where Louis’ service will also be, also happens to be where the Duchess of Sussex had her own baptism earlier this year.
Don’t worry. There won’t be a quiz on this later.
At the moment, no further details are known about the christening, but you can expect the Royal Family to release some lovely portraits from the happy day.
Kate and William presented their third child’s name to the world in late April.
He is officially His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge, with Louis having been the middle name of Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest child, Prince Edward (otherwise known as Edward Antony Richard Louis).
We haven’t heard a whole lot from William and Kate about their son since they welcomed him into the world, not since William said that the newborn was sleeping relatively well.
That must be quite the relief.
This may be the last update we receive for awhile, though, as William and Middleton have done an outstanding job of shielding their kids from the public.
It’s always a huge deal when one is born and we get to enjoy a number of photos such as the ones above and below.
But then Kensington Palace works with the couple to make sure no paparazzi have access to various private family areas and the proud parents themselves do everything possible to ensure this same sort of privacy.
They only choose occasions such as this christening to share news with their millions of fans around the world.
Which is how it should be, right?
We’d love to have new Louis photos everyday, but the kid should absolutely grow up in as much peace as possible, given his circumstances in life.