Princess Charlotte steals show at Prince Louis's christening, tells paparazzi they are not invited
Little Princess Charlotte has been known to win over the hearts of people with her confident nature whenever she is seen out and she has done so again. As she left her brother Prince Louis' christening she had a special message for the paparazzi.
The adorable little three-year-old told the photographers, "You're not coming," as she was seen leaving the royal chapel at the St. James Palace. As the princess and her family were heading to a private afternoon tea after the prince's christening, the princess was stern with the paparazzi who were present.
The moment was captured by UK news network ITN and then spread like wildfire. The princess and her brother Prince George were seen holding onto the hands of their father Prince William as their mother Kate Middleton walked beside them holding on to baby Louis after his christening. Prince Louis is the third child of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Kate Middleton and is the fifth in line for the throne.
Princess Charlotte was seen in her signature look, a Little Alice London blue floral dress with puffy sleeves. As she arrived at the chapel she greeted the Archbishop beautifully with a handshake. William was heard saying "well done" to his older children for their good behavior. Initially, Charlotte also gave the photographers who were waiting outside a wave while prince George seemed to be a bit shy.
While leaving the chapel, however, Princess Charlotte had her own voice regarding the paparazzi and she let it be known. Her stern remark could not help but make her mother Kate Middleton smile as is seen in the video clip. While Charlotte may only be three-years-old, she has always had her own sense of style and as prince William had revealed, she has an interest in fashion.
For her brother's christening ceremony, Charlotte debuted a whole new hairstyle and her bob was center-parted under a beautiful blue headband. Most of the times, Charlotte has been seen wearing her hair parted on the side or pulled up into half-up style as seen in her recent polo outing pictures.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, left the chapel with the family. They were also joined by Prince Charles and Camilla Parker - Duchess of Cornwall. A video posted by the Kensington Palace showed Kate Middleton telling the Archbishop of Canterbury that prince Louis is "very relaxed and peaceful" before adding that "I hope he stays like this."
Prince Louis's christening was the first time that the entire family — Kate Middleton, Prince William, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis — made an appearance together. The Queen and her husband Prince Philip were unable to be at the christening though the palace clarified it was not due to any health reasons and was decided a long time ago.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had announced the baby's godparents ahead of the ceremony. The godparents are all close friends or family members of the royal couple: Mr. Nicholas van Cutsem, Mr. Guy Pelly, Mr. Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lady Laura Meade, Mrs. Robert Carter, and Miss Lucy Middleton. Much to everyone's surprise, the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle was not included on the list of godparents.
The royal family follows strict protocol when it comes to picking godparents and normally stick to choosing close family friends and sometimes even former members of staff. Since Meghan Markle falls outside this category, she was not named as a godparent.
At the time when the christening was announced, The Kensington Palace confirmed in a statement, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce that the christening of Prince Louis will take place on Monday, July 9 at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London."
The Chapel Royal is the same place where the christening of Prince Louis's sibling Prince George took place. However, their sister Princess Charlotte's christening took place in Sandringham St. Mary Magdalene church in Norfolk where Princess Diana was christened.
The Chapel Royal holds a deep sentimental value for Prince William and Harry, as it is where they paid last respects to their mother Princess Diana before her funeral.