Prince Louis to be christened in private ceremony

Britain’s Prince Louis, the baby son of Prince William and his wife Kate, has been christened at a private ceremony at St James’s Palace in London.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual leader of the world’s Anglicans, lead the service at the Chapel Royal with close friends and family in attendance.

Welby, who baptized the baby by pouring holy water from the River Jordan over his head, said the event would was “very nerve-wracking” but “a great privilege”.

Louis is the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and is fifth in the line of succession to the British throne after his grandfather Prince Charles, his father William and his siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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