Prince Louis' godparents revealed ahead of royal christening

Friends and family of the royal family will gather at The Royal Chapel at London's St. James' Palace on Monday afternoon to celebrate the christening of the youngest royal family member. Prince Louis, who is two-months-old, will be christened in the same place and by the same officiant who presided at the christening of his older siblings, The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Welby also presided over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May nuptials

While Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip will not attend today's event, there are some other big names on our radar, including Prince Charles and Camilla, The Middleton family, Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan and Pippa Middleton. The immediate family will be joined by Prince Louis' godparents, who include Mr. Nicholas van Cutsem, Mr. Guy Pelly, Mr. Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lady Laura Meade, Mrs. Robert Carter and Miss Lucy Middleton, Kensington Palace announced ahead of the event.

SEE ALSO: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gave Prince Louis the sweetest gift for his christening

As family members are typically not chosen as godparents, Duchess Kate and Prince William have opted to honor their close friends for this milestone. Said a source to People magazine, "They are rewarding the loyalty of their really close friends and keeping the godparents from the tight, inner circle." 

For more on Monday's event, watch the video above. 

RELATED: Royal christenings over the years 

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Royal christenings over the years
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Royal christenings over the years
Princess Charlotte's christening (July 2015) 
Prince George's christening (2013) 
Princess Eugenie's christening (1990) 
Princess Beatrice's christening (1988) 
Prince Harry's christening (1984) 
Prince William christening (1982) 
Peter Phillip's christening (1977) 
Princess Anne's christening (1950) 
Prince Charles' christening (1948)
Queen Elizabeth's christening (1926) 
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