Today was Prince Louis’ christening day. It was the second time the royal fans got to see a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third born.
Prince Louis, the star of the show arrived, cradling in the arms of his mother, Kate Middleton.
The christening took place at St. James’s Palace in London as adoring members of his Windsor and Middleton families looked on. Louis was baptized an Anglican with the full name of Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge in a private ceremony.
As usual, the christening was an intimate affair. Both William and Kate’s families were present at the ceremony.
Arrival of the guests for the ceremony.
Prince Louis’ aunt, Pippa, was among the first of the guests to arrive at the chapel. She was then followed by her parents and brother, and by some of the godparents and their spouses.
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This was the first look at the Cambridge family of five in public since the Prince Louis’ birth. Charlotte was dressed in one of her signature smock dresses in blue and white, while George wore dark shorts and a white shirt.
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Kate was in a creamy Alexander McQueen dress with a V-neck and a Jane Taylor hat. And, Louis was dressed according to the tradition. He was wearing the royal christening gown.
After the ceremony was over.
After the 40-minute ceremony, both families went to Clarence House for a tea party where guests were to be served slices of the traditional christening treat. It is a tier taken from Prince William and Kate’s 2011 wedding cake.
They were then scheduled to pose at Clarence House for the official christening photograph, taken by prominent portrait photographer, Matt Holyoak. The christening picture will be released soon.
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The service was conducted by Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
Justin Welby also tweeted: “I’m very much delighted and privileged to be christening Prince Louis today. He is a precious child made in God’s image, just as we all are. Please, do join me in praying for him and his family on this special day”.