How Prince Louis's Christening Portraits Compare to Prince George's and Princess Charlotte's

Tanya Cunningham
July 16, 2018

"The photographs were taken by Matt Holyoak at Clarence House, following Prince Louis' christening", the palace tweeted.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge carries Prince Louis as they arrive for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London, Monday, July 9, 2018.

The final photo shows William and Kate sitting indoors with their kids, as well as Harry and Meghan, and Charles and Camilla.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall also took their places behind the young family, and Harry and Megan also posed for the first official portraits since their marriage two months ago.

The Queen and Prince Philip did not attend Louis's christening, likely due to this week's busy schedule of events, and so they are not in the portraits.

The second photo includes just the royal family members, while the third photo debuts the new family of five.

One of the four pictures, sees the doting mother share a sweet moment with little Louis as she held him in her arms in the garden at Clarence House.

The Middletons' parents and brother were present in one photo.

Mr Holyoak told BBC News that "everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure".

Cape Town - What's a royal occasion without another set of adorable family snaps? Holyoak has previously worked with the royals in the past and photographed the portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for their 70th wedding anniversary in 2017.

Ahead of the christening ceremony, Catherine was overheard saying Louis reminded her "so much" of her firstborn, Prince George.

The duchess added, with a smile: "I hope he stays like this".

On the sofa, William has a protective arm around George - who will be five next Sunday - while cheeky Charlotte stares challengingly at the camera as if plotting her next piece of mischief.

Louis was fast asleep as he was taken in the Chapel Royal by Kate for the ceremony that lasted 40 minutes.

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