On July 9th, 2018, history was made when Prince Louis was christened at St. James' Chapel. For royal fans, Prince Louis’ christening was one of the most anticipated moments of the year because it was the first time the William and Kate would be seen with all three of their children.
Royal fans were expecting Prince Louis’ christening to be as traditional as his sibling’s; he would wear the Royal christening robe, his godparents would be announced, and his very Royal family would be there to witness in the excitement. Everything was assumed to be customary, only this time Prince Louis’ newest Aunt, Meghan Markle, would also be in attendance.
However, that wasn’t the only difference on Prince Louis’ big day; Prince Louis’ great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, would miss from the event.
Royal fans expected to see Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at their great-grandson’s christening, so when news broke that they wouldn’t be there, everyone was concerned. At 96 and 92-years-old, getting dressed up and going to events takes a lot of the Queen and Prince Philip’s energy. After fans began expressing their concern on social media, sources stepped in to comfort them by letting them know that their absence was not because of their health, but rather an agreement made between the Queen and Will and Kate.
Fans were saddened to know that Queen Elizabeth wouldn’t be in the photographs that would live in history books. That’s why when the official photographs from Prince Louis’ christening were released, fans were shocked!
The photographer, Matt Holyoak, took the photographs at Clarence House. After appearing online, Royal fans immediately noticed the one person that they thought you’d be in the photos; in the background of the family, a portrait of Queen Elizabeth hangs on the wall!
Did you happen to catch the photograph of Queen Elizabeth hanging on the wall? She’s even dressed in blue like the rest of the Royal Family. How amazing is it that Queen Elizabeth made an appearance in Prince Louis’ photos after all.