Prince Louis' christening: Inside the royal gown

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It’s been two months since Prince Louis made his official debut, and only a few weeks since the palace released his new official portraits. And though he was too young to attend Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's wedding as well as the annual Trooping of the Colour, there's another Louis sighting not too far away: his christening. 

“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 palace announced on Monday. He'll be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who also presided over the royal nuptials last month as well as Prince George and Princess Charlotte's christenings

For the milestone, the new prince will wear the same exact gown that his brother and sister donned. An identical christening gown was also worn by the Prince of Wales, Prince Harry and Prince William at their own christenings.

Since Queen Victoria commissioned the gown's creation for her daughter Princess Victoria in 1841, it's been worn by 62 royal babies. After 160 years, it became so fragile that the royals were forced to retire it in 2004. Consequently, an identical gown was made.

Princess Charlotte was the seventh royal baby to wear this version of the gown, at her own christening in 2015. For more on the upcoming ceremony, watch the video above! 

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