No, Royal Baby Prince Louis Won’t Be At Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Wedding

Prince Louis Arthur Charles is the newest addition to the British royal family. Joining his older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the baby prince is officially fifth in line to sit on the British throne. Prince Louis made his triumphant debut on April 23, 2018, weighing in at a plush 8 lbs, 7 oz.

The tiny tot was born at a time when the hoopla surrounding his family is at an all-time high. There are rumors swirling that his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, might finally be abdicating the crown to her son, Prince Charles. There is also the royal event of the year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s much buzzed-about wedding. However, don’t expect to see Prince Louis at the festivities.

His first royal engagement

Kate Middleton smiling at Prince William as she holds her baby.

Unfortunately, this little guest will have to opt out of the wedding. | Kensington Palace via Instagram

Many folks have been whispering about Prince Louis’ potential appearance at his aunt and uncle’s wedding. The event is set to take place May 19 in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. However, even if Prince Louis were to make an appearance, this wouldn’t be his first royal engagement.

The day he was born, he was shown off by his parents Prince William and Kate Middleton on the steps of Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital.

Next: Germs, security, and people 

Too much for a newborn

Kate Middleton pointing upwards as she holds her baby and stands next to Prince William.

The upcoming wedding festivities might be too much for little Louis. | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

With over 800 guests slated to attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, as well as millions of well-wishers in Britain and across the globe, we highly doubt the prince and the duchess would want to expose their youngest child to so many germs and the chaos of the day.

For Middleton, in particular, it would be a lot to wrangle three children while also paying attention to the ceremony. Prince William will be in the wedding party as Prince Harry’s best man, so he won’t be able to help like he normally would.

Next: Too much attention

Keeping the spotlight on the happy couple

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will soon capture the spotlight all to themselves. | Niall Carson/Pool/Getty Images

Aside from the germs and droves of people, Prince Louis will also be absent from the royal wedding because Middleton and Prince William want to be sure that the focus remains on Markle and Prince Harry.

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams explained to Express U.K., “I very strongly doubt the royal baby will be at the royal wedding. Rumors to this effect are mischievous, that his nanny could bring her and so forth. Absolutely nothing must detract from the focus on the happy couple and this would.”

Next: Going into hiding 

Delaying more photos

Kate Middleton holding her baby son.

We’ll have to wait a bit longer to see official photos of Prince Louis. | John Stillwell/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Middleton and Prince William have been very conscious of giving the media limited access to their children. Typically new pictures of the newborn royals don’t debut until after the child’s christening. We can expect those photos of Prince Louis to be delayed even further because of the royal wedding.

Fitzwilliams explained, “Expect the official photographs of the baby which come out roughly a month after to be postponed a while too.” It’s all about Meghan and Harry right now.

Next: The other royal babies 

Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s wedding roles

Prince George, Prince William, and Princess Charlotte walking towards the hospital together.

Prince Louis’ older siblings will be part of the wedding party. | Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Though Prince Louis won’t likely be in attendance, at Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding, both his siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are slated to have major roles in the wedding party. As they did in their aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding, the prince and the princess will likely be a page boy and a bridesmaid, respectively.

British and European royalty expert Marlene Koenig told Harper’s Bazaar, “George and Charlotte are Harry’s only niece and nephew, so it would be a real shocker if they were not included. In Britain, the bride goes down the aisle first, followed by attendants or bridesmaids and page boys holding the train.”

Next: Getting milk wasted 

What will Louis be up too?

Prince William holds Prince Louis in a baby carrier.

Prince Louis will be staying with his nanny. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

While his entire family is attending the royal wedding, Prince Louis will be living large like any royal baby. We expect him to be milk drunk and in a state of snooze. People is reporting, “The newborn is expected to remain at home with nanny Maria Turrion Borrallo.”

We bet that once the big day is finally over, the Windsors will all likely want a good nap.

Next: Saving his debut for the fall

The other royal wedding

Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie of York pose together in a photo.

Perhaps he’ll be big enough to attend Princess Eugenie’s wedding. | Jonathan Brady/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Still, just because Prince Louis is missing out on this royal wedding doesn’t mean he won’t make his wedding debut this year. His second cousin, Princess Eugenie, is set to wed her fiancé Jack Brooksbank in the fall.

Since the new prince will be about seven months old for those nuptials, (which will also be held at St. George’s Chapel), we might be lucky enough to spot his adorable face then.

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