Prince Louis’ godparents named, including Prince William and Prince Harry’s friend, Nicholas van Cutsem

Prince Louis, the youngest child of Prince William and Duchess Kate will be christened at St. James’ Palace. Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable christenings of the Royal Family. USA TODAY

Prince William and Prince Harry’s close friend, Nicholas van Cutsem, and Duchess Kate’s cousin, Lucy Middleton, were named two of Prince Louis of Cambridge’s six godparents Monday, ahead of his christening in the Chapel Royal of St. James’s Palace in London, where brother Prince George was baptized in 2013.

The 11-week-old baby prince, born April 23, is the third child of Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge, and the fifth in line to the throne. He will be christened in a traditionally private ceremony in the chapel with a small party of his royal and Middleton relatives in attendance, plus the godparents.

Kensington Palace announced the godparents’ names early Monday. They are:

  • Nicholas van Cutsem
  • Guy Pelly
  • Harry Aubrey-Fletcher
  • Lady Laura Meade
  • Hannah Carter
  • Lucy Middleton

Expected to attend the ceremony are the baby’s parents, William and the former Kate Middleton; Prince George, who turns 5 on July 22; and Princess Charlotte, 3, who was christened in July 2015 at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the royal estate at Sandringham in Norfolk.