On July 9th, 2018, Prince Louis was christened by Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace.
Royal fans were thrilled as the christening was the first time that the entire Cambridge Family was seen together. Prince William entered the Palace while holding Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s hands while Kate carried Prince Louis in the traditional christening robe. The new family of five looked absolutely fantastic!
Ahead of the Cambridge Family was the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, while the newly crowned Duke and Duchess of Sussex followed the Cambridge Family. This was also the first time the Meghan and Harry had been seen with Prince Louis.
However, two very prominent Royals were missing from the big day: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
The Queen and Philip attended both Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s christening, but just one day before Prince Louis’, Kensington Palace announced that the reigning monarch and Prince Philip would not be attending. The Palace also announced that their absence was unrelated to health concerns and was agreed upon before the christening by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge themselves. The Queen, 92, and Prince Philip, 97, have decreased their royal duties with their age and Prince Philip retired from public service altogether in September 2017.
While several sources confirmed the absences, fans still speculated that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s health was to blame. However, just one day later, they learned the truth.
On July 10th, 2018, the Queen emerged at Buckingham Palace for recognition of 100 years of the Royal Air Force. During the event, Royal Family members watched more 100 aircraft fly above the famous Buckingham balcony.
Fans were totally shocked to see the Queen appear on the balcony looking absolutely radiant! In a periwinkle blue dress suit with teal blue trim, the 92-year-old monarch made it very clear that she was in good spirits and good health! She looked utterly stunning and seemed to be enjoying the event alongside the newest member of her family, Meghan Markle.
Fans were in awe of the Queen and her appearance. We think she looks fantastic- don’t you? Let us know what you think in the comment section on Facebook!