Prince Louis' official royal christening photos unveiled

Matt Holyoak  Camera Presss

Matt Holyoak Camera Presss

In a tweet Kensington Palace said: 'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released an additional photograph taken following the christening of Prince Louis.

The fifth in line to the throne was christened in Chapel Royal at St James's Palace on July 9, with numerous royals from his father's side and non-royals from his mother's side present.

Prince William and Kate Middleton have released another image from Prince Louis' christening, showing the little royal beaming with joy.

The four images were taken by celebrity photographer Matt Holyoak following the baptism in The Chapel Royal at St James's Palace.

The third image shows the Cambridges as a family of five, with Kate Middleton lovingly looking down at her son as little Charlotte and George stand nearby with William. Louis wore the Royal Family's replica heirloom christening gown made from Honiton lace.

Standing left to right: the Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Sussex and the Duchess of Sussex.

The service for Prince Louis was attended by guests including Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, and newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan.

Matt Porteous
Matt Porteous

Last year, Holyoak was also selected to photograph the official portraits for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's 70th wedding anniversary.

All babies are cute, the saying goes, but royal babies are especially adorable, even in the context of official, for-the-history-books photographs.

A statement released by the royal family also revealed Louis' Godparents were Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Laura Meade, Robert Carter and Lucy Middleton.

But the formal moment was broken by Charlotte, 3, who is clearly very affectionate with her baby brother.

Kate's family were also in attendance with Carole Middleton, Michael Middleton, James Middleton and a pregnant Pippa Middleton stepping out for the event.

The youngest prince was born on April 23 and was baptized on July 9.

See more of Prince Louis' christening in the video below.

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