Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding may have dominated royal news for the past month, but little Prince Louis is still as cute as ever, and he's about to face a big milestone: Prince William and Kate Middleton's 8-week-old newborn son will be christened on Monday, July 9.
Kensington Palace confirmed the news on Wednesday with a tweet. "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," the statement says. "Prince Louis will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby."
Reverend Welby, who occupies the most senior bishop role in the Church of England, is no stranger to royal baby baptisms; he christened Prince George in October 2013 and Princess Charlotte in July 2015, per People. Welby also had the honor of officiating Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding last month.
Not only is the selection of reverend special, but the location has an important role in the family's history as well. George, 4, was christened at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace and the Duchess of Sussex herself had her own ceremony there earlier this year (a requirement before marrying into the royal family). Charlotte, 3, was christened at Sandringham’s St. Mary Magdalene church in Norfolk, the same place where her grandmother, Princess Diana, was baptized.