Why Prince Louis’ christening will have extra significance for the Queen

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Why Prince Louis’ christening will have extra significance for the Queen

The event will take place on 9 July

There is no doubt that Prince Louis’ christening will be a special day for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the whole royal family, but even more so for the Queen and Prince Philip – for one very special, and romantic reason. The Prince’s big day, which falls on Monday 9 July, will be the exact same day that the monarch and her husband announced their engagement in 1947, exactly 71 years ago.

The royal couple posed for official photographs to mark the special day Photo (C) PA
The royal couple posed for official photographs to mark the special day Photo (C) PA

Despite having been privately engaged for nearly a year, the then-Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten officially announced their wedding on Wednesday 9 July 1947 and posed for the most adorable photos at Buckingham Palace.

The day will most certainly bring back special memories for the royal couple, who are both expected to accompany the Cambridges on their special day. Even though Prince Philip retired from official duties last year and was not seen at Trooping the Colour earlier this month, he is likely to attend his great grandchild’s christening at the Chapel Royal.

The Queen and Prince Philip announced their engagement on 9 July 1947 Photo (C) GETTY
The Queen and Prince Philip announced their engagement on 9 July 1947 Photo (C) GETTY

Also expected to make an appearance are Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Kate’s family. The intimate affair, which will only have around 20 guests, will also be attended by Prince Louis’ godparents, which will be announced on the morning of the christening.

Source: HELLO MAGAZINE