Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge proudly showed off their three young children as they left the chapel at St James’ Palace following the christening of their youngest son, Prince Louis, on Monday.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, beamed with pride as she cradled the sleeping prince in her arms as her husband followed closely behind, holding the hands of Prince George, four, and three-year-old Princess Charlotte.
The 11-week-old royal baby wore the same beautiful christening gown that his big brother and sister wore on their own christening days, designed by Angela Kelly, Dressmaker to The Queen.
The satin and lace gown is a handmade replica of the original Royal Christening Robe which was made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal.
Proud mum Catherine, 36, looked stunning in a cream dress, designed by the same fashion house that made her wedding gown Alexander McQueen, with ruched shoulders and a matching headpiece created by milliner Jane Taylor. While Princes William and Harry looked smart in coordinating navy blue suits.
The Cambridges were joined by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as Meghan Markle made an eye-catching appearance in a fitted olive frock and matching fascinator, as well as proud grandparents the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
Catherine’s sister Pippa, who is expecting her first child, was also at the special occasion with her husband James Matthews, along with their parents Michael and Carole Middleton.
However the Queen, 92, and Prince Philip, 97, were notable absences as it was confirmed that they were unable to attend the christening service due to their busy royal schedules.
Following the service, where Prince Louis was flanked by six godparents, the royals made their way to Clarence House where they enjoyed an intimate afternoon tea with guests.