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Gorgeous! Palace releases stunning photos from Prince Louis’ christening

Gorgeous! Palace releases stunning photos from Prince Louis’ christening

The royal family has released Prince Louis' official christening portraits and they are an absolute dream to behold.

Photographer Matt Holyoak took the official photographs at Clarence House.

"I was truly honoured at being asked to take the official photographs at the christening of Prince Louis, and to witness at first hand such a happy event", Holyoak said in a statement.

Mr Holyoak told BBC News that "everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure".

A third group shot also includes the Middleton family, with Kate's parents, Michael and Carole, sister Pippa and her husband James Matthews and brother James Middleton.

The following day the Queen, alongside other members of the royal family, attended the RAF centenary in London.

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

Get all the details of the royal christening, in the latest episode of the New Idea Royals podcast.

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Although Louis was the guest of honour on the day, it's hard to ignore the chubby-cheeked charm of his older siblings Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, three. William and Kate were also joined for the photoshoot by their children, along with Prince Harry and wife Meghan, Charles and Camilla.

It was clear for the world to see how overjoyed the Duchess of Cambridge looked when her youngest son, Prince Louis, was baptised at St James's Palace last week.

Prince Louis' whole family gathered for his christening photoshoot.

The house, built by John Nash in 1825- 27 for George III's third son, the Duke of Clarence, adjoins St James's Palace and was previously the Queen Mother's official residence for nearly five decades.

And it seems Matt was as charmed by the Royal Family as they were by his 2017 portraits of the Queen and Prince Philip, which marked their 70th wedding anniversary.

Louis was sound asleep as he was carried into the chapel by his mother for the christening ceremony which lasted 40 minutes. Lucy Middleton - a cousin of the Duchess of Cambridge - read from St. Mark 10: 13-16 and Guy Pelly read Ephesians 3: 14-19.

"The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis in the garden at Clarence House, following Prince Louis's christening".


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