Prince William and Duchess Kate and their three children, Princess Charlotte, Princes George and Louis were photographed for the first time together as a family of five.
The Royal family gathered for the little Prince’s christening at Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace on July 9, 2018.
Kensington Palace took to Twitter to share a video of the Duke and Duchess arriving with their three children on the occasion of their third son’s christening.
George, four, Charlotte, three, and Louis walked in together for the event and were seen together for the first time in public.
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While there were occasions his family attended, Louis was thought to be too young to be taken out. He was not seen at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May and stayed back at home for Trooping the Colour ceremony too.
Duchess Kate carried her last child, who was sleeping in her arms, as the family arrived at St. James’ Palace.
Louis was in the Royal christening robe, a replica of the gown made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal, in 1841.
The original had been used for a long time by the family, including Queen Elizabeth. It was last used in 2008 when it was thought to be too fragile for future, prompting the request for a replica. The proud mother sported a white Alexander McQueen dress for the special event, while her husband took care of their older children, holding the hands of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The two children greeted the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and Lord Chartres. William asked if his daughter could shake the hands of the clergymen. The Princess obliged and so did her older brother.
Louis was christened in the Lily Font, which was made for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s eldest daughter. The baptismal font has been in use for the christening of every British Royal ever since.
The child was blessed with water from River Jordan, while he was surrounded by his six godparents, including Prince William’s close friends Guy Pelly and Nicholas van Cutsem.
Lucy Middleton, Kate’s cousin and one of Louis’ godmothers, was also present by his side.
Immediately after the ceremony, the guests were treated to Royal tea where they even had a slice of a cake from William and Kate’s wedding.
It was served more than seven years after it was first eaten at Buckingham Palace.
The special moments from the christening were captured by photographer Matt Holyoak, who had also taken photos of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary.
He worked his magic in the Morning Room at Clarence House after the event.