Published: Tue, July 10, 2018

William and Kate’s third child, Prince Louis, christened

William and Kate’s third child, Prince Louis, christened

Members of the Royal Family arrive at St James's Palace for the christening of Prince Louis.

But the decision for them not to attend Louis´ baptism at St. James´s Palace in London was understood to have been mutually agreed by the monarch and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge some time ago and was not health-related.

What will Prince Louis wear?

However, on exiting the chapel with her family - today marked the first time the young royals have been seen as a family of five - Charlotte couldn't help but give her adorable signature wave to her adoring public.

It was a family affair for the Middletons, who all stepped out on Monday afternoon to celebrate Prince Louis' christening.

Miss Middleton and Mr Pelly each read a lesson during the service, Kensington Palace said. Kate wore a white McQueen outfit with a headdress by Jane Taylor.

Prince Harry has purchased a first edition of the famous novel, Winnie-the-Pooh, for £8,000.

Pippa Middleton arrives with her husband James Matthews.

Will and Kate chose two hymns, two lessons and two anthems for the christening.

And the Duchess Of Cambridge certainly didn't disappoint on Monday for Prince Louis's big moment. Of course the newborn looked beyond precious in his lace royal robes, which his brother and sister had worn to their christenings before him. Meanwhile the design, although reminiscent of a lady's flowing dress (and reportedly made to reflect Queen Victoria's own wedding gown), was considered unisex and graced both male and female babies.

According to tradition, water from the River Jordan was used at the christening. Once the ceremony is complete, guests will attend a private reception at nearby Clarence House where they will be served cake taken from a tier of William and Kate's wedding cake.

Louis Arthur Charles, was born weighing 8lb 7oz on April 23, 2018.

For the special day, the Archbishop of Canterbury was on hand to baptise 11-week-old Prince Louis.

It appears in photos that Middleton's other children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were not as relaxed as baby Louis at their own royal christenings.

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