Published: Wed, July 11, 2018

Royal Family steps out for Prince Louis' christening

Royal Family steps out for Prince Louis' christening

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex followed closely behind the pair. It was not due to ill health on the part of the Queen, a source said, with Her Majesty having a busy schedule in Scotland last week and London in the coming days, including the RAF centenary today and a visit from Donald Trump.

But although the ceremony might have been a snooze for a tiny prince, the fashion from the day wasn't.

Welcome (officially) to the world, little Prince Louis.

Princess Charlotte is proving, yet again, that she's nailed the royal wave technique.

"A "feu de joie" (ceremonial gunfire) and a spectacular fly-past of RAF aircraft past and present illustrated the history and might of the Royal Air Force and showed just how far its aircraft have evolved in the past century", the royal family's website states.

She was heard describing her son as "very relaxed and peaceful", telling the archbishop with a smile: "I hope he stays like this".

The Royal Christening Robe was made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal.

Kate wore a pale mint Alexander McQueen design, while Meghan wore navy.

Kate, dressed in an ivory dress and matching hat, and William were joined by William's father Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, along with younger brother Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, dressed in olive green.

Pippa Middleton arrives with her husband James Matthews.

And little Charlotte couldn't resist sticking her tongue out at crowds while stood alongside her brother - who also pulled a face or two.

The Duke and Duchess will also pay a visit to the Famine Memorial, where they'll pay their respects, before visiting the Irish Emigration Museum.

Prince Louis's christening gown is the same one that was used by his siblings.

The gown Louis worn was created in 2008 by fashion designer and dressmaker Angela Kelly.

According to tradition, water from the River Jordan was used at the christening.

Kensington Palace reports that following the service, Wills and Kate hosted a lovely tea for guests back at Clarence House. He is fifth in line to the throne. Following the service at Westminster, a royal flypast took place over Buckingham Palace.

What a magnificent (and elegant) way to welcome tiny Prince Louis to the faith and the royal family. Prince William wore a sharp blue suit and was hand-in-hand with George and Charlotte who wore a white short set and blue and white printed dress respectively.

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