The official portraits from Prince Louis' christening have been released - and they are stunning!

Publish Date
Monday, 16 July 2018, 9:38AM

While a week has passed since Prince Louis was christened in a private ceremony at the Chapel Royal at St James’ Palace in London, the royal family has only just released the official portraits of the day - and they are as dreamy as you'd imagine!

The four stunning pictures show Prince William and Kate Middleton beaming as proud parents with their nearest and dearest.

Taken by Matt Holyoak, one of the world’s leading portrait photographers, the family was photographed in the Morning Room at Clarence House, following the royal tot’s baptism.

"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," Holyoak said in a statement.

"Everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure. I only hope I have captured some of that joy in my photographs."

The royal newborn was baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby in a 40 minute service, wearing the same christening gown as his siblings.

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At the ceremony, the Duchess of Cambridge - who also has four-year-old Prince George and three-year-old Princess Charlotte with Prince William - was heard describing her son as "very relaxed and peaceful” and said she hopes "he stays like this.”

The venue of the royal tot's christening, had a profound significance to Prince William, as his late mother, Princess Diana's coffin was placed at the palace's altar before her funeral at Westminster Abbey in 1997.