The royal family just released Prince Louis' official christening photos today, and they're just as stunning as you'd imagine.
On Sunday, Kensington Palace shared four photos to Instagram of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. The family chose photographer Matt Holyoak, a famous portrait photographer, to take the photos of the family in the Morning Room at Clarence House (Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall‘s official London residence). The photos were taken shortly after the little Prince's baptism at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace on July 9.
Kate's side of the family is also included in one of the shots, which shows Carole and Michael Middleton, James Middleton, Pippa Middleton and her husband, James Matthews all standing with the rest of the royal family to celebrate the Louis' baptism. In June, Kate's sister Pippa confirmed that she is expecting her first child with husband James Matthews, so Louis will have a cousin close to his age. The Palace also released two other close up shots, one of the immediate family and another of just the Duchess of Cambridge and her newborn son.
“I was truly honored 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.”
Though this was the photographer's first royal christening photoshoot, he has worked with the family a handful of times in the past. Holyoak shot the Queen and Prince Philip in a special portrait to mark their 70th wedding anniversary last year.