Here’s why Queen Elizabeth wasn’t at Prince Louis’ christening


Prince Louis, the son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, was recently christened at St. James’ Palace, but Queen Elizabeth missed it.

Prior to the christening of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s newborn son, Prince Louis on July 9, Kensington Palace made an announcement saying that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip would not be in attendance. While the public might be concerned that this was due to health concerns for either the Queen or Prince Philip, it seems that this is not the case.

As Marie Claire reported, Buckingham Palace has assured everyone that health issues are not the reason that Queen Elizabeth did not attend Prince Louis’ christening. Instead, was a mutual understanding reached between the Queen and Prince William and Kate Middleton about her not being there for the occasion.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 09: Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis after Prince Louis’ christening at St James’s Palace on July 09, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth was unable to attend the christening of Prince Louis due to her busy schedule. Unsurprisingly, the monarch has a calendar that is packed with meetings and events.

The Queen is set to attend the RAF Centenary on July 10, and later in the week, she is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump.

Ultimately, with how much the queen has on her schedule, it makes sense that she might not be able to attend every family function or event. While Queen Elizabeth continues to attend to her many royal duties, when it comes to Prince Philip, the queen’s husband actually retired from having to attend to royal duties last year.

While it may be a bit disappointing that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were unable to attend Prince Louis’ christening, it was still attended by many members of the family. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were confirmed to have been there, as well as Prince Charles and Camila Parker Bowles and Middleton’s family.

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Following the christening, some of those in attendance were also invited to a private tea hosted by Prince William and Kate Middleton. A delightful throwback during the party was the featured cake, which came from the royal couple’s own wedding cake.