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The Royals Release Candid Christening Photo Of Laughing Prince Louis

© Matt Porteous / Camera Press / Getty Images

Our hearts are melting

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have unveiled the official photographs from the christening of their third child, Prince Louis, one week after the ceremony.

The photographs were taken in the Morning Room of Clarence House, giving the images the same backdrop as Prince George's christening portraits from 2013, before the royal family, the Middletons and Prince Louis's godparents enjoyed afternoon tea (on the menu? Slices of fruit cake preserved since William and Kate's 2011 wedding day...).

Speaking of his experience capturing this special event on film, Matt Holyoak, who previously shot the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on their 70th wedding anniversary, said: 'I was truly honoured at being asked to take the official photographs at the christening of Prince Louis, and to witness first hand such a happy event.'

'Everyone was so relaxed and in such a happy event. 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,' he concluded.