Prince Louis' official royal christening photos unveiled

Prince Louis' official christening photos released by Kensington Palace

Prince Louis' official christening photos released by Kensington Palace

The photographs were taken by Matt Holyoak in the Morning Room and the garden at Clarence House, immediately following Prince Louis's baptism. William and Kate so loved this picture by Mr Porteous, who took Prince George's official third birthday photographs, that they chose to make it public.

The stunning photo, taken by Matt Porteous, shows mother-of-three Kate turned to the side while holding her son, who laughs out loud. The photo offers one of the closest looks at the little prince since his arrival in April. Prince Harry was not at Princess Charlotte's christening back in 2015.

The set of portraits was made public early on Monday, but it was a candid photo released hours later capturing a private moment between Kate Middleton and the newly christened Prince Louis that has proven to be a favourite.

Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, were also in attendance, alongside her brother James and pregnant sister Pippa, as well as Pippa's husband James Matthews.

A heartwarming new photograph of the Duchess of Cambridge cradling Prince Louis after his christening was released by Kensington Palace today.

Prince Louis' official christening photos released by Kensington Palace

The palace tweeted, 'The Duke and Duchess hope that everyone enjoys this lovely photograph of Prince Louis as much as they do'.

"Everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure".

Louis wore the Royal Family's replica heirloom christening gown made from Honiton lace. Little Princess Charlotte is seen glancing over at her new little brother - you have to wonder how she's handling her new Big Sis duties.

Members of the royal family appear in another photo without the Middletons, a third photo features the Cambridge five and the fourth photo is an image of just Kate and Louis.

They also released coins to mark the Prince's first and second birthdays and his christening in October 2013. To mark the occasion, the royal family posed for official portraits at Clarence House, home to Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall.

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