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Palace releases official photo album of Prince Louis’ christening

It has nearly been a week since Prince Louis was christened at The Chapel Royal at St James’ Palace, and now the royal family have released the official portraits from the day.

The photos were taken by Matt Holyoak in the Morning Room at Clarence House following the christening.

The official portraits show the 11-week-old royal being photographed with various members of his family.

The photoshoot included three group shots and one shot of the Duchess Catherine cradling her son in the gardens of Clarence House.

The photographer behind the royal snaps talked about what an honour it was to take the photos.

"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,” he said.

"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."

Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge was baptised into the Church of England on July 9.

The christening was an intimate gathering, with only 30 people attending the ceremony.

Among the guests were Louis’ grandfather Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla, uncle and aunt Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, and his brother and sister Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Also attending the service was the Middleton family, which included Carole Middleton, Michael Middleton, James Middleton and Pippa Middleton.

Sadly, the Queen and Prince Philip did not attend the christening.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the beautiful official christening portraits of Price Louis and his family. 

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