Kate Middleton's secret tribute to Princess Diana at Prince Louis' christening

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Louis' big brother and sister Prince George (four) and Princess Charlotte (three) were, as usual, the stars of the show at The Chapel Royal in St James's Palace this afternoon for the celebrations.

The princess and her brother Prince George held hands with their father, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. And, she will be hosting President Donald Trump this Friday at Windsor Castle.

Prince George's and Princess Charlotte's godparents are also close friends and relatives of the royal couple.

The Queen and Prince Philip won't attend the christening.

"'Robinson Crusoe' was William's favorite book, but Harry loved all things A.A. Milne".

The gown, remade in 2008 by Queen Elizabeth's dresser, Angela Kelly, is an exact replica of the gown first commissioned by Queen Victoria 174 years ago.

Pelly, who attended the christening with his wife Lizzy, is perhaps best known for accompanying Princes William and Harry in livelier days on the London nightclub scene, and has previously said he is now "leaving it to the next generation".

Kate's sister, Pippa, also wore floral stud earrings for the occasion, opting for a modern gold style unlike Kate's pearls.

The three-year-old was walking hand-in-hand with her dad Prince William after the service at the Royal Chapel at St James's Palace told waiting photographers: "You're not coming".

Their mother, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, walked beside them, holding the newly christened Prince Louis.

The Duchess of Cambridge appeared to make a special gesture to involve her tragic mother-in-law in her grandson's christening.

After the 40-minute ceremony, the families went to Clarence House for a tea party where guests were to be served slices of the traditional christening treat, a tier taken from Will and Kate's 2011 wedding cake.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a cream Alexander McQueen with a fascinator from Jane Taylor, according to People, while Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, chose an an olive Ralph Lauren dress with a hat by Stephen Jones.

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