Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

The official photos from Prince Louis' christening are finally here

The official photos from Prince Louis' christening are finally here

Louis was sound asleep as he was carried into the Chapel Royal by Kate for the christening ceremony at the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace which lasted 40 minutes.

Princess Charlotte gazes sweetly at her younger brother Louis, as Prince George adorably flashes a smile while perched on his father Prince William's knee.

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.

If you look over above Prince Harry's head in what would be the corner of the room, there is a portrait of the Queen looking over the whole family.

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.

Holyoak, one of the world's leading celebrity portrait photographers, said: "I was truly honoured at being asked to take the official photographs at the christening of Prince Louis".

The following day the Queen, alongside other members of the royal family, attended the RAF centenary in London. "I only hope I have captured some of that joy in my photographs", Holyoak told The Daily Mail. Kate's younger sister, Pippa Middleton, is pregnant with her first child with her husband, James Matthews.

The former was composed for the Duke and Duchess's wedding in April 2011 and were performed by The Choir of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal.

The third photo zooms even further, focusing on just Louis' immediate family-the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children, George, Charlotte, and, obviously, Louis himself.

The final photo shows William and Kate sitting indoors with their kids, as well as Harry and Meghan, and Charles and Camilla. His two older siblings are Prince George (22 July 2013) and Princess Charlotte (2 May 2015).

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