Prince Louis’ Christening took place last week at the Chapel Royal in St James’ Palace, overseen by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
While the day saw some iconic style moments (Kate in white and Meghan in olive green) and some classic Princess Charlotte sass, telling the paparazzi that they weren’t invited, it was the photos that got everyone talking this week.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially released Prince Louis’ Christening photographs – and they are heartwarmingly sweet.
Proving that they are as millennial as they are relatable, Kate and Wills chose to share some intimate snaps, the most relaxed royal Christening photographs to date.
But today a surprising detail about the Christening photography was revealed and it’s the official photographer, Matt Holyoak, who needs praising.
The photographer reportedly had only 10 minutes to take Prince Louis’ Christening snaps, with eagle eyed royal fans working out the time-frame by the time on Prince William’s watch in the photos.
To capture the entire royal family – including a newborn baby and two toddlers – in such a small time-frame is seriously impressive, especially considering how iconic the photos have turned out.
‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released four official photographs to mark the christening of Prince Louis on Monday 9th July,’ the couple announced in a statement on the Kensington Royal Instagram account. ‘The photographs were taken by Matt Holyoak at Clarence House, following Prince Louis’s baptism in the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace.’
‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Members of @TheRoyalFamily,’ captioned the next snap. ‘This photograph was taken by Matt Holyoak in the Morning Room at Clarence House, following Prince Louis’s baptism in the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace.’
After releasing the photos of the extended family, the Duke and Duchess released a couple of intimate shots of just them followed by an additional photo of Kate and her baby son.
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‘The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis in the garden at Clarence House, following Prince Louis’s christening. 📷 by Matt Holyoak’, they captioned a sweet photo of Kate and Louis, before posting a final photo of the baby Prince smiling.
‘The Duke and Duchess hope that everyone enjoys this lovely photograph of Prince Louis as much as they do,’ the photo read.
We definitely do.