Prince Louis' official royal christening photos unveiled

Carla Harmon
July 19, 2018

Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge released the official photograph of the christening of their third child, baby Prince Louis, on Sunday amidst a chorus of cooing from royal fans.

Matt Holyoak/Camera Press The photographs were taken by Matt Holyoak in the Morning Room at Clarence House. Taken at his christening last week, the photograph follows a set of family portraits released by the royal family earlier.

While we've all been obsessing over the fantastic official portraits from Prince Louis' christening, some of us might've missed a sweet, tiny detail in just one of the photos.

The expressive photo - which was meant to be part of a private collection for Kate and Prince William - shows a giggling Prince Louis in his mother's arms as they smile at someone standing out of shot.

Matt Porteous
Matt Porteous

A third shows the Cambridge family in an image that recalls their Christmas portrait from a year ago; it's the family's first official picture as a five.

Fans delighted in seeing the duke and duchess, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis arrive together for their newest member's baptism at St. James's Palace last Monday (July 9) - their first outing as a family of five!

In one photo, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are joined by their children, along with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Some fans questioned why The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were not present in the photos, but they did not actually attend the christening, hence the reason for their absence.

It was nearly the same line-up as Princess Charlotte's christening in 2015 and Prince George's in 2010, with one extra face - Prince Harry's new wife, Meghan.

The six godparents, who also attended with their spouses, are all friends or family of William and Kate.

Louis- who was asleep at the start of his ceremony- looks up towards the sky as he cradled in his mother's arms.

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She told Welby that Louis was "very relaxed and peaceful", adding: "I hope he stays like this".

The 11-week-old royal baby wore the same handsome christening gown that his big brother and sister wore on their own christening days, designed by Angela Kelly, Dressmaker to The Queen.

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