Prince Louis's six godparents revealed ahead of christening

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have asked Matt Holyoak to be the official photographer at the christening of Prince Louis, Kensington Palace has said.

Prince Louis was born on April 23 and is a younger brother to Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3.

Kensington Palace has yet to release the guest list, but royal christenings are usually small affairs.

When Prince William and Kate Middleton were choosing a date for this important event, it's likely their main reason for picking July 9 was that it fit the busy schedules of those involved, but it actually has a very sweet royal significance, too.

It was the first wedding Prince William and Kate attended after they announced their engagement. Prince George was also christened at the same chapel, and Princess Charlotte received the rite at St Mary Magdalene church.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will conduct the royal baby's baptism.

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Prince Louis's life seems destined to pay homage to the history of his family, particularly the men. The couple Wednesday in November of the same year; shortly after, Philip was made Duke of Edinburgh.

News royal editor Chris Ship took to Twitter to put to bed any rumours about her being sick, writing: "The Queen won't be at Prince Louis' christening".

Water from the River Jordan will be poured from the Lily Font, a silver baptismal font commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1840, during the baptism.

He will be welcomed into the Christian faith dressed in the same frilly, cream gown used for George and Charlotte.

Miss Lucy Middleton is one of Kate, Pippa and James Middleton's cousins.

The Lady Laura Meade is an old friend of Will and Kate, neighbours in Norfolk, and she recently attended the Maserati polo match with Kate. (Getty) While the occasion was to celebrate the baby princess, her older brother definitely stole the show.

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