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Prince Louis’ christening portrait is revealed by the Royal Family.


Prince Louis’ christening on 9th July went really well. Although, Louis’ great-grandfather and great-grandmother were not present at his christening ceremony. 

The official portrait of Prince Louis’ christening was recently released by the Buckingham Palace.

There were four pictures in total that were released. The four photos were all taken after the baptism, inside the morning room of Clarence House. It is also the residence that Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. 

Within moments of the photos being released, many folks began asking the same question: Where was Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip? Not to worry. We know now, she was, in fact, there. Just not in the way we expected her to be.

Based on reports from the Press Association:-

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh did not attend the christening, which was mutually agreed upon by Her Majesty and the Cambridge’s.

Also read: Everything You Need To Know About Prince Louis’s Christening.

But, even though she physically didn’t make it to the ceremony or after party for a slice of 7-year-old wedding cake, Queen Elizabeth still found a way to make a special appearance.

How can we say that? 

Well, if you study the wall behind Charles and Harry carefully, you’ll spot two royal portraits. The one on the left is a portrait of Irish playwright and activist, George Bernard Shaw by Augustus John.

The picture on the right is a portrait of  Queen Elizabeth II herself. As we know from many other reports done inside of Clarence House, the room where the royals posed for Louis’s christening pictures is loaded with portraits of the royal family. 

Also read: Prince Harry Bought The Sweetest Christening Gift For Prince Louis.

These royal family portraits also include a 1950’s picture of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh together. So, really, Prince Philip was also in the room, even if it was just in spirit.