Prince Louis' Official Christening Portraits Are Here

Prince Louis' Official Christening Portraits Are Here

Prince Louis' Official Christening Portraits Are Here

Photographer Matt Holyoak took the official photographs at Clarence House.

The parents of three shared loving glances with their children as they were surrounded by their own parents and siblings following the church ceremony, all beaming with happiness at Clarence House shortly after leaving the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace.

And "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, following Prince Louis's christening".

Kensington Palace has released family photos of Prince Louis in the arms of his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, to mark the baby boy's christening.

Prince Louis of Cambridge may be the smallest person in the official photographs of his christening but he was the most ostentatiously dressed.

And with the Queen and Prince Philip absent, it is Kate's family who dominate in this image, one of four taken by photographer Matt Holyoak and released today by Kensington Palace.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a dress by designer Alexander McQueen, the same designer she's worn for each of her children's christenings, and a hat by Jane Taylor.

The youngest royal was swathed in an embroidered silk and lace robe for the occasion, the same one donned by his big brother and sister, Princess Charlotte (3) on their special days.

Mr Holyoak said: 'Everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure.

Since Charlotte was christened in 2015, Meghan Markle has joined the royal family. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby baptized Louis.

Louis was fast asleep as he was taken in the Chapel Royal by Kate for the ceremony that lasted 40 minutes.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are notably absent from the group photos as they were unable to attend their new great-grandson's christening. "I only hope I have captured some of that joy in my photographs", Holyoak told The Daily Mail.

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