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When Will Prince Louis's Christening Be?

Town and Country logo Town and Country 6/12/2018 Caroline Hallemann
a man wearing a hat: Prince Louis, shortly after his birth. © Getty Images Prince Louis, shortly after his birth.
  • Prince Louis was born on April 23 and made his debut that day outside the hospital.
  • We haven't seen him out in public since then, though his mother Kate has made several public appearances during her maternity leave.

  • Prince Louis will most likely be christened later this summer.

Duchess Kate has made several public appearances during her maternity leave, most notably at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in May and up on the Buckingham Palace Balcony during Trooping the Colour on June 9. But we haven't little Prince Louis since he made his debut on the Lindo Wing steps shortly after his birth on April 23.

It's understandable, given that most pediatricians recommend babies stay away from large crowds until they're at least two months old for health reasons.

Specifically, Dr. Robin Jacobson, a pediatrician at NYU Langone Pediatric Associates at Irving Place in New York City, told T&C that while infants can go out in public shortly after they are born, it is preferable for them to stay home for two months.

"In truth a newborn baby could go on a plane or be out in public even the day after they’re born," she says. "I tell my new moms and dads, if you want to go for a walk, if you’re not anywhere too crowded, it’s fine, but you really don’t want to be in big crowds until they’re two months old."

But royal fans won't have to wait too much longer to see the littlest member of Prince William and Duchess Kate's family; his christening will likely be later this summer.

While details of the ceremony (including time, place, and a list of godparents) have yet to be made public, the royal family established a pretty clear timeline with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Prince George, for example, was baptized at the Chapel Royal in London’s St. James’s Palace in late October, three months after he was born.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wearing a dress: Prince George’s christening. © Getty Images Prince George’s christening.

Princess Charlotte's christening, on the other hand, took place at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk, and was held on July 5, 2015 just over two months after she was born.

a woman wearing a wedding dress: Princess Charlotte on the day of her christening. © Getty Images Princess Charlotte on the day of her christening.

So, given that Louis arrived in April, it's likely that his christening will be sometime later in June or early July, but we'll be sure to update as soon as anything is officially announced.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge standing in front of a building © Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc

Related: 'Lewis' or 'Louie'? Here's the Correct Way to Pronounce the Royal Baby's Name [Provided by Buzz60]

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