Here's the Real Reason Why the Queen is Not Attending Prince Louis' Christening Ceremony

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July 09, 2018Jul 09, 2018

On Monday, July 9th, it was announced that Prince Louis’ traditional christening ceremony would take place at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. Little Louis will proudly wear a replica of the Royal Christening Robe as close friends and family stand by in support.

As previously reported, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker, several members of Kate Middleton’s family, and Louis’ six godparents are among those that will attend. However, Royals fans were surprised to learn that the Queen and Prince Philip would not be present at the royal christening of their newest great-grandchild.

The public speculated that the reasoning for them skipping the event was related to health concerns. In recent days, both Prince Philip, 97, and the Queen, 92, have made global headlines over health-related issues.

The 97-year-old Prince had surgery earlier this year after an ongoing hip problem. At the end of June, the Queen herself skipped a public appearance because she was feeling sick.

However, multiple sources have confirmed that their absence is not in relation to health problems. According to PEOPLE, the decision was “mutually agreed some time ago” and the Royal family members are “comfortable with the arrangement.”

Additionally, the Queen has a jam-packed schedule the week of Prince Louis’ christening. On Monday, the Queen is traveling home to prepare for Tuesday’s 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force and to host President Donald Trump at Windsor Castle on Friday, reported PEOPLE.

For more details about the royal christening, please check out our original story here. Royals fans were freaking out over the celebratory cake that will be served after Prince Louis’ Christening service!

In related news, see the first photos of Prince Louis and his family arrive at the christening. It is the first time Prince William and Duchess Kate have been seen with their three children in public!