• The Queen and Prince Philip to miss Prince Louis' christening - find out why

    The Queen and Prince Philip are set to miss Prince Louis' christening, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. The news was announced on Monday morning, just hours before members of the royal family were due to gather at St James's Palace for the christening. The decision has not been made on health grounds and it is understood to have been mutually agreed by the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge some time ago. It has been revealed that the monarch will be travelling back from Sandringham, Norfolk on Monday ahead of a busy week. The Queen and Prince Philip will

  • Zara Tindall explains why she was 'more adventurous' with baby name than cousin Prince William

    Zara Tindall has opened up about how she and husband Mike settled on the name Lena for their newborn daughter. In an exclusive interview with HELLO!, the Queen's granddaughter, who does not hold a royal title, admitted that she was able to be more creative than her cousin Prince William, who is second-in-line to the British throne after Prince Charles. "We were able to be more adventurous than say, William," explained Zara. "It's pronounced Lay-na," she emphasised, adding: "We chose it because it's a name we both like. It's also similar to Mia's because it's distinct, not shortened from another

  • Video: The traditions that will feature at Prince Louis' christening

    Prince Louis' christening will take place on 9 July, in the Chapel Royal at St James' Palace, the same place where Prince George and Meghan Markle were also baptised. For their christenings, royal babies follow several traditions and that includes wearing a historic ivory lace gown, a replica of the Honiton lace robe created for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter in 1841. Another important detail is the use of holy water from the river Jordan and the sacred Lily Font bowl. Although the gathering is a private, family affair, this is the first time we will see the Cambridges as a family

  • The big differences between Prince Louis' christening and that of his siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte

    On Monday afternoon, the royal family will be out in full force to attend the christening of baby Prince Louis. The youngest of the Cambridge children will be baptised in a private ceremony with his parents Prince William and Kate proudly looking on. While the 40-minute service will be steeped in royal tradition, from the holy water used to the gown the baby will wear, there are some big notable differences to this service compared to when Prince George and Princess Charlotte were baptised in 2013 and 2015. Everything you need to know about Prince Louis' christening: Loading the player...

  • See how Prince Louis has grown! His best christening photos from all angles

  • Prince Louis' christening: all the best photos

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated Prince Louis' christening on Monday, surrounded by the royal family including their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry HEAD: Prince Louis' christening: all the best

  • The 'fab four' announce this very exciting change

    Since June, The Royal Foundation updated its name to include the Duchess of Sussex, and now more exciting changes have been announced for the royal charity's new ventures. On Monday – the day of Prince Louis' christening – it was revealed that a new director has been appointed. Diana Barran will now be leading the foundation, who is also a chair of Comic Relief . Patricia Treble reported the change on her Twitter account. The independent royal reporter wrote: "Baroness Barran is a new director of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke

  • Prince Louis' personality is revealed by Duchess Kate during his christening

    The Duchess of Cambridge proudly carried a sleeping Prince Louis into The Chapel Royal at St James' Palace on Monday where the baby was baptised in front of the royal family and close friends. And just before they entered the chapel, Kate stopped to talk to the Archbishop of Canterbury to talk about her son, revealing the 11-week-old tot's personality. The mother-of-three was heard describing Louis as "very relaxed and peaceful," and added with a smile: "I hope he stays like this". Louis looked simply adorable on what was his second public appearance, and was dressed in the same

  • Prince Louis' royal christening: All the best photos from the unforgettable day

    The royal family stepped out in full force to attend the christening of baby Prince Louis on July 9. The youngest of the Cambridge children was baptized in a private ceremony with his parents Prince William and Kate proudly looking on - check out all the best

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William serve their seven-year-old wedding cake at Prince Louis’ christening

    Kate Middleton and Prince William’s seven-year-old wedding cake was on the menu at Prince Louis’ christening reception on July 7. While it may sound like something out of Fear Factor, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge planned to break out their special confection in honor of royal tradition. Ahead of the ceremony, the official royal family twitter account sent fans into a tizzy when they shared the surprising detail. “One of the three top tiers of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's eight-tier wedding cake will be used for the Christening cake,” they wrote along with several photos of the ornate dessert.CLICK FOR FULL GALLERYLet