Prince Louis christening photos: Official pictures of royal baby’s christening released

Credit: Camera Press/Matt Holyoak

The Royal Family has released four official photos to mark the christening of Prince Louis.

The pictures were taken by British photographer Matt Holyoak for Camera Press at Clarence House after Louis was baptised in The Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace last Monday (9 July 2018).

Credit: Camera Press/Matt Holyoak

In one photo, Kate and William are joined by their children, along with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Middleton family including Kate’s sister Pippa Matthews and her husband James.

Credit: Camera Press/Matt Holyoak

Other family members in the series of four pictures, which were released by Kensington Palace, are grandparents Prince Charles and Camilla, Carole Middleton, Michael Middleton, Pippa Matthews, James Matthews and James Middleton.

Credit: Camera Press/Matt Holyoak

Prince Louis wore the same christening gown used by his siblings – a cream lace and white satin robe, which is a replica of the robe made from Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter in 1841. The new version was created by Angela Kelly, the Queen’s dresser.

Credit: Camera Press/Matt Holyoak

Speaking after the official shoot, Mr Holyoak said: “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.

“Everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure.”

He added: “I only hope I have captured some of that joy in my photographs.”


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