7 Unusual Facts About Royal Christenings You Never Knew

From the holy water to the royal christening robe

The christening of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child, Prince Louis, will take place on Monday 9 July.

Louis, who was born on 23 April this year, will likely be seen for just the second time since he was born when his family take him to the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in London to be christened.

As with most personal landmarks and events involving the royal family, there is a long rich history and tradition that comes with royal christenings.

Here’s what you might not know:

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.

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