All the sweetest moments from Prince Louis's christening

The little prince was sound asleep for his big moment, while Prince George and Princess Charlotte (matching in blue) looked a wee bit bored.

By Alyssa Ashton

All the sweetest moments from Prince Louis's christening

Photo: Matt Porteous

Prince Louis’s sweetest moments from his christening

Laughing Louis

Surprise! On July 16, just hours after releasing the four official christening photos, William and Kate released one more picture—a sweet one of Louis laughing in his mom’s arms. “The Duke and Duchess hope that everyone enjoys this lovely photograph of Prince Louis as much as they do,” the couple said.” We sure do!

Prince Louis laughing while being held by Kate MiddletonPhoto: Matt Porteous

The whole family

On July 15, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released four official christening photos including this sweet one of the whole extended family. Look at George’s sweet grin!

The extended family smiling in an official photo for Prince Louis's christeningPhoto: Matt Holyoak

The royal siblings

This lovely photo is of just the royals and it’s quite clear Charlotte is besotted with her baby brother, as she gazes at him and holds his hand. And George is once again stealing the show with his cheeky smile!

The royal family in an official photo for Prince Louis's christeningPhoto: Matt Holyoak

Look who’s awake

Little Louis slept through his whole christening but he clearly woke up during the tea at Clarence House. This photo of mother and son was taken in the gardens.

Kate Middleton smiling down at Prince Louis in the gardens of Clarence HousePhoto: Matt Holyoak

Family portrait

The final photo is a lovely one of the new family of five. Clearly Kate is in love with her new baby. And look at Charlotte’s sweet pose. 

The Cambridge family at Prince Louis's christeningPhoto: Matt Holyoak

Hi, Louis

Prince Louis was sound asleep in his mom’s arms when he arrived to his christening at The Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace on July 9. This is the first time we’ve seen the 11-week-old prince since William and Kate released a sweet photo of him getting a kiss from his big sister Charlotte. He’s gotten so big and he looks so much like his mum.

Prince Louis sleeping at his christeningPhoto: Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP

Proud mum

The Duchess of Cambridge was beaming as she carried her son into the chapel. She was wearing a white Alexander McQueen dress with a Jane Taylor headpiece. She has chosen white or cream McQueen outfits for all of her children’s christenings which is such a lovely tradition. 

Kate Middleton smiling while holding a sleeping Prince LouisPhoto: Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP

Family of five

This is the very first photo we have of the Cambridges as a family of five—and it’s hilarious. Charlotte clearly means business, George may be plotting something (or he just ate a sour candy) and Kate is just hoping to make it through the next 40 minutes without incident. Oh, and Louis is sleeping through it all. Hey, Uncle Harry! 

The Cambridge family walking into Prince Louis's christeningPhoto: Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP

Mother and son

And Kate is still smiling. She clearly can’t contain her happiness. The Duchess described her son as “very relaxed and peaceful” and remarked “I hope he stays like this.” Can we also please admire her amazing headpiece? 

Kate Middleton smiling and looking down at a sleeping Prince LouisDominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP

The royal robe

Before entering the chapel, Catherine spoke to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby who would be performing her son’s christening. You’ll notice Louis is in a gorgeous christening gown designed by Angela Kelly—the Queen’s dresser. The gown is a replica of the royal christening robe that was made in 1841 for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria. That gown was retired in 2008 in order to preserve it and all royal children since (including George and Charlotte) have worn this one.

Kate Middleton holding Prince Louis and talking to the Archbishop of CanterburyPhoto: Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP

A souvenir for Charlotte

Kate is stilll beaming at her little prince, but we can’t help but notice that Charlotte took a little something from her brother’s christening—the program! What a cutie. And George has his tongue out—he does make the funniest facial expressions. The family is headed back to Clarence House for a spot of tea and cake—seven-year-old cake, in fact. The Duke and Duchess are serving one of the tiers from their wedding cake to guests. Their wedding cake was a fruit cake which only gets better with age. I wonder how many more tiers William and Kate have stocked away for christenings—maybe one more for a fourth royal baby?

The Cambridge family leaving Prince Louis's christeningPhoto: Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP

Matching in blue

Prince George and Princess Charlotte were matching in blue—and they also matched their dad’s blue suit and tie. But it seemed like the 40-minute ceremony was a tad bit long for them as they came out looking a little bored. Hopefully the fruit cake can lift their spirits!

Prince George and Princess Charlotte leaving Prince Louis's ChristeningPhoto: Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP

Is it time for a nap yet?

It looks like Charlotte might need a nap—but she will never let go of her beloved program!

Princess Charlotte holding a program after Prince Louis's christeningPhoto: Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP

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