Prince Louis' Christening Was A Royal Cute-Fest And Here Are All The Pics
The whole clan turned out -- bar one big exception.
It was a case of cuteness overload when the royal family stepped out for two-month-old Prince Louis' christening -- the first time we've got to glimpse the little prince since he was born -- so if these pics don't have you going ga-ga then quite frankly we're not sure what will.
It was a big day for the mini-royal, with his whole family -- minus grandparents the Queen and Prince Philip -- turning out to witness the fifth in line to the British throne be baptised at St James’s Palace in London on July 9.
The darling little one, who is the third child of proud parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was cradled by his beaming mum, 36, on the way into the Chapel Royal for the daytime service.
Wearing a replica of the royal christening robe -- the original was made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841 -- the chubby bub seemed nonplussed by the fuss around him and appeared to snooze throughout his big day.
While we're on the subject of who-wore-what, the Duchess of Cambridge sported a cream suit dress by Alexander McQueen -- who designed her stunning wedding gown -- which she paired with a matching headpiece from Jane Taylor.
Baby Louis' uncle Prince Harry, 33, escorted his new wife Meghan Markle, who stunned in olive green Ralph Lauren and suede Manolo Blahnik heels in a similar hue. The 36-year-old topped off her look with a hat by Stephen Jones, opting to keep her hair sleek in a low ponytail.
Prince Charles' wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also wore cream while the Middleton ladies -- Louis' grandmother Carole and auntie Pippa, who's pregnant with her first bub with hubby James Matthews -- chose shades of blue.
None of these familiar names however appeared on the list of Prince Louis' godparents that was revealed on the day. As with their two older children, George, four, and Charlotte, three, Prince William and Duchess Kate chose to honour friends and select family members with godparent duties.
The lucky six who get to call Louis their godson are Nicholas van Cutsem, a close pal to both William and Harry, Kate's cousin Lucy Middleton, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lady Laura Meade and Hannah Carter.
A noticeable absence on the day was the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, who weren't able to attend due to Her Majesty's super busy schedule. The senior royals weren't forgotten by any means, as the date of their great-grandson's christening, July 9, was the same date that they announced their engagement 71 years ago.
That wasn't the only nod to the royal family's past. The Archbishop of Canterbury who performed Louis' christening did the same for his big brother and sister, and he also officiated the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's marriage earlier in 2018.
Louis' service also included a few nods to his parents' 2011 wedding, with guests singing a rendition of a hymn that was originally composed for Will and Kate's nuptials, while a tier of their wedding cake was served at a private tea at Clarence House afterward.
Plus, thanks to the wonders of Twitter, we got to coo over adorable snaps from the Duchess' own christening back in the '80s. Seems like adorable christenings run in the family.
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