The youngest son of Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher – the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire – has been named one of Prince Louis’ godparents.

Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, who went to Ludgrove School and Eton with Prince William, will be one of the baby prince’s six godparents.

He was photographed playing up during the Cheltenham Festival in 2013 when he jokingly pulled the Duke of Cambridge’s ear.

His father, Sir Henry, is the Queen’s official representative in Bucks.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will miss Prince Louis’ christening this afternoon, Buckingham Palace confirmed.

The decision is understood not to have been taken on health grounds, and to have been mutually agreed by the Queen and the Cambridges some time ago.

The monarch, 92, has a busy week ahead, with high-profile celebrations in central London marking the centenary of the RAF on Tuesday, and a visit by US President Donald Trump in Windsor on Friday.

Prince Louis’ other godparents include Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, The Lady Laura Meade, Mrs Robert Carter and Miss Lucy Middleton.