Prince Louis' official christening photos released by Kensington Palace

Carla Harmon
July 16, 2018

Kensington Palace released four portraits on Sunday from the christening of the British Royal Family's newest prince. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip did not attend the christening, which marked the first time William and Kate were seen as a family of five publicly.

Captured by photographer Matt Holyoak, the images include the first official photo of William and Catherine together with their three children.

The stunning photos were taken by Matt Holyoak in the morning room at Clarence House, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge held a tea after the christening. "The photographs were taken by Matt Holyoak at Clarence House, following Prince Louis' christening", the palace tweeted.

'Everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure. Perfectly coordinated with her baby boy, who wore the family's replica heirloom christening gown made from Honiton lace, the delicate hue is known to signify innocence and new beginnings.

As per royal tradition, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have now shared several portraits taken on the day.

The Duchess of Cambridge sported her favourite designer Alexander McQueen at both occasions.

The Duchess of Cambridge looked every inch the proud mum as she left Prince Louis' christening with her infant son cradled in her arms.

The Windsor side of the family, including Prince Harry and Meghan.

The Duchess of Cornwall is cheerful in a cream Fiona Clare dress and a Locke hat, while grandfather Prince Charles appears tanned and relaxed. Kate's younger sister, Pippa Middleton, is pregnant with her first child with her husband, James Matthews. In the family portrait, Kate stares lovingly at Louis while George does his usual shy face and Charlotte mugs for the camera like the PR champ she is.

One shows only members of the royal family, with Charlotte holding her baby brother's tiny hand.

Reproduced by dressmaker to the Queen Angela Kelly, it was worn by his older siblings, George and Charlotte at their christenings.

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