Prince Louis ‘will not’ be at royal wedding and ‘official snaps may be delayed’

Britain’s newborn prince is unlikely to attend his uncle Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle next month – so he doesn’t distract attention from the happy couple’s big day, a royal expert has said.

Born on Monday – St George’s Day – Prince Louis Arthur Charles has already stolen the nation’s hearts since his proud parents showed him off on the steps of the Lindo Wing, St Mary’s Hospital.

He could be seen wiggling his fingers as Kate and William introduced him to the world, and we’ve been hooked on his every movement since.

A royal expert has said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are unlikely to take him along to the nuptials at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on May 19, so he doesn’t steal the limelight.

Richard Fitzwilliams told the Express he "very much" doubts Prince Louis will make his debut royal appearance, despite growing speculation.

"Absolutely nothing must detract from the focus on the happy couple and this would," he said.

"Expect the official photographs of the baby which come out roughly a month after to be postponed a while too."

This week, Prince Harry asked his older brother William to be his best man – who will attend along with Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The days-old bouncing baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.

But don’t expect to see him for a while, the public usually has to wait until the baby’s christening to catch another glimpse.

The prince, fifth in line to the throne, has had plenty of visitors already, including Kate’s mum and sister, Carole and Pippa Middleton.

Prince Charles took his time to make a visit though – he was away in France marking Anzac Day commemorations, followed by a trip to Scotland.

There was speculation he was the reason for the hold-up with the name being released – it is the longest we have waited for a royal baby in name in years. Charlotte’s and George’s names were revealed two days after their births.

Now, bookies are placing their bets on who Louis’ Godparents will be, with the duke’s soon-to-be former private secretary Miguel Head quickly becoming the punters’ favourite.

With odds of 2/1 people are hedging their bets, while there’s also a 3/1 chance Kate calls upon Rebecca Priestley.

2/1 is the price is on offer for William’s childhood nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke to be given the honour, or it’s a 3/1 chance Laura Lopes is asked to be a Godmother.

Jessica Bridge, of Ladbrokes, said: “As with George and Charlotte the Duke and Duchess chose close and trusted friends and aides, rather than immediate family members, and the odds suggest that will be the same with little Prince Louis.”

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