Is Kate Middleton's Mom Planning Lavish Christening For Baby Louis?

Jun. 3 2018, Updated 9:48 p.m. ET

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It looks like Kate Middleton's mom Carole wants the royal family to pull out all stops when it comes to christening new baby Louis!

The third child of Kate, 36, and Prince William, 35, who was born in April, is expected to be baptized later this month.

According to the Daily Mail, Carole gave her top tips for the perfect baby christening in her column for this month's Baby London magazine.

It gave the public a window into what Carole, who founded the party planning supply company Party Pieces, could be expecting for her royal grandson!

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Carole writes that a baptismal should be lavish, with classical music, silk dresses and expensive candles as part of the event.

The christening party, aka "naming day celebration," should cost almost $3,000—at least and ideally include a classical singer and/or harpist.

Carole advises buying Beatrix Potter or Teddy Bears Picnic decorations to create a theme.

And of course, she suggests her website, Party Pieces, is the ideal place to purchase napkins and balloons!

Carole, 63, likes creating a time capsule box and asking guests to place "handwritten notes, photographs or trinkets" inside for the baby to be given on his 18th birthday.

The Duchess of Cambridge's mother has long been rumored to be a strong force in her daughter's life.

For example, the book Kate: The Future Queen, by Mail on Sunday Royal Editor Katie Nicholl, claimed that Carole held a secret summit with William to ask whether he planned to propose to her daughter back in 2009.

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She reportedly took William aside to discuss a possible engagement.

A friend told biographer Nicholl, "She put some pressure on William to let the family know where it was all leading."

"Waity" Kate and the Prince finally walked down the aisle in royal style in 2011.

Then they got busy with babies, having son George, daughter Charlotte, and little Louis.

After the hubbub of William's brother Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle, 36, Louis' christening is supposed to be the next huge event on the royal family calendar.

Carole recommends for baptismal that the baby should wear a silk gown from Monsoon. But the boy is expected to wear the same Honiton lace and white satin gown donned by older siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Still, party planning expert Carole says the child must receive pricey gifts costing hundreds, suggesting a piggy bank from Harrods and a Phillippa Herbert plaster cast of the baby's feet!

But guests should also receive gifts to take home, such as "votive candles, pretty chocolates and silver charms," former stewardess Carole notes.

Adoring crowds met Prince Louis' April 23rd arrival, and now, Carole wants a baptismal fit for the tiny prince!

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