Prince Louis, the newest addition to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is already being spoiled by his Uncle Prince Harry. The 11-week-old baby is fifth in line to the throne and will be christened today by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, in the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace.
Only close family and friends will be in attendance, including the flame-haired royal uncle who clearly dotes on his niece and nephews. Prince Harry reportedly purchased a 1926 first edition of the book “Winnie The Pooh” as a gift for his nephew’s big day.
The book, of which 30,000 were printed in the first run, cost Prince Harry a whopping £8,000. He purchased the book from rare book seller Peter Harrington in Kensington, London. A friend of Prince Harry’s says he made the purchase because one of Harry’s happiest memories as a child is being read this book at bedtime by his mother.
It is thought that Prince Harry and his new wife, Meghan Markle, considered buying Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” priced at £24,000, but decided “Winnie The Pooh” would be a better fit for the occasion.
Prince William and Kate Middleton haven’t announced the guest list for the christening, but Louis’ godparents will also be announced as part of the private ceremony. He will be christened wearing a replica of the intricate lace and satin dress made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter in 1841. Prince George and Princess Charlotte wore the same attire.
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