Prince Louis christening photos are released by the Royal Family

15 July 2018, 23:43 | Updated: 15 July 2018, 23:46

Prince Louis christening
Picture: Matt Holyoak

By Tom Eames

The Royal Family have marked the christening of Prince Louis with official family photographs.

Four images were taken by celebrity photographer Matt Holyoak after the baptism in The Chapel Royal at St James's Palace last week.

"Everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure," Holyoak said.

The photographs were taken in the morning room and garden of Clarence House. It was the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children had been seen together in public.

Kate Middleton was heard describing a sleeping Prince Louis as "very relaxed and peaceful". "I hope he stays like this," she joked with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Also in the photos are Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Middleton family, including Kate's sister Pippa and her brother James.