Kensington Palace Releases Official Family Photos From Prince Louis’ Christening

prince louis' christening
prince louis' christening

Photo: @kensingtonroyal official instagram

Last week, the Royal Family celebrated the christening of Prince Louis, who was born on April 23, 2018. The newest member of the family — and fifth in line to the British throne — officially joined the Church of England as he was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in The Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace. While the service was a closed affair, candid images of the Cambridge family, as well as newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, outside of the chapel quickly went viral, leaving us anxious for more.

Now, newly released photos by Kensington Palace give us a glimpse inside. On Sunday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared four official family portraits at the Clarence House following the christening. The photographs were taken by photographer Matt Holyoak, who also photographed the baptism. In the first portrait, Prince William, Kate Middleton and their super-cute children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, are surrounded by their respective families.

prince louis' christening

Photo: @kensingtonroyal official instagram

To the left, stands William’s father Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles, as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. On the right are the Middletons, including Kate’s parents, Michael and Carole, sister Pippa, brother-in-law James, and brother James. The Queen and Prince Philip were not in attendance due to their busy schedule that week.

“Everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure. I only hope I have captured some of that joy in my photographs,” Holyoak said in a statement.

prince louis' christening

Photo: @kensingtonroyal official instagram
prince louis' christening

Photo: @kensingtonroyal official instagram

The second portrait released features the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with members of the Royal Family. In this sweet moment captured on film, Princess Charlotte appears to be holding her baby brother’s hand. And, in the final family portrait, the proud parents pose for an adorable shot with only their little ones.

prince louis' christening

Photo: @kensingtonroyal official instagram

However, it’s the photographs of Duchess Kate holding Prince Louis that are truly something special. In one, she proudly admires her son in the garden at Clarence House. And in another newly released photo just today, the little royal appears to be laughing as he was photographed in the arms of his mother. Swoon!

“The Duke and Duchess hope that everyone enjoys this lovely photograph of Prince Louis as much as they do,” Kensington Palace wrote.

prince louis' christening

Photo: @kensingtonroyal official instagram
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