British Royal family prepares for christening

04/17/2008 at 09:56 AM ET

WessexThe British Royal family will gather together at Windsor Castle’s private chapel over the weekend for the baptism of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex’s, youngest child, James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor.

However, the traditional ceremony will have a new element added to it on Sunday because the 4-month-old will be wearing a brand new replica christening gown for the service. The original white satin, Hointon lace-decorated gown worn by the Queen, her children and previous grandchildren will now be preserved for posterity. It was made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Princess Victoria.

Edward and Sophie also have daughter Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary, 4, who is pictured at the left when she was a baby.

Source: Hello Magazine

Thanks to CBB reader Mary Beth.

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Starlet on

isn’t that picture of Loise as a baby?

Roise on

Does anyone know if James will have a title? I remember reading that Edward’s kids wouldn’t receive Prince(ss) titles. I just think it odd that Louise would be “Lady” and James not receive one.

Karen on

Cute child, though it looks like he might have a lazy eye?

Rachel-Jane on

Roise, I think James might be a Viscount? I’m not certain, but I think he is.

Rachel-Jane on

In fact, James will be Viscount Severn.

poppy on

That isn’t James, it is Louise at her christening. She did indeed have a problem with one of her eyes, and had it corrected by surgery as a baby.

Kate on

Karen, the picture is of Louise, not James. Louise was born with the eye disorder exotropia, and she had surgery to correct it. We haven’t seen any pictures of James since December, when he was born.

He will be know as James Windsor, Viscount Severn. (Legally, he is His Royal Highness Prince James of Wessex.)

Nikka on

I adore the Royal family. I don’t recall seeing any pictures of Lady Louise lately. I found one though on Telegraph UK: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/graphics/2007/07/03/nroyal103.jpg
She looks like any other girl…🙂

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