Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Won't Attend Prince Louis' Christening, But The Queen Is Not Ill

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh watch a flypast of Spitfire & Hurricane aircraft from the balcony of Buckingham Palace to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain on July 10, 2015 in London

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh watch a flypast of Spitfire & Hurricane aircraft from the balcony of Buckingham Palace to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain on July 10, 2015 in London (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip won't attend Prince Louis' christening at St. James' Chapel on July 9 as she will be returning from a trip to Sandringham and already had a packed schedule, according to royal expert Chris Ship. 

"The Queen won’t be at Prince Louis’ christening. Not because she’s ill (as some speculate) but she’s heading back to Buckingham Palace from a weekend in Sandringham. She has a week already stuffed with engagements like #RAF100 and that chap Trump to see on Friday," NBC UK Partners' ITN Royal Editor Chris Ship tweeted. 

Fans originally speculated that Queen Elizabeth was battling an illness and that's why she wouldn't be attending. Despite the Queen and Prince Philip skipping out on the day of festivities, Prince Louis will have plenty more royal notables at his christening. 

Prince Charles and Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Kate's parents Michael Middleton and Carole Middleton, Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews, and James Middleton will all be in attendance. Also all of the godparents of Prince Louis and their spouses will also be there. 

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