Kate arrives at Louis' christening

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pictured with son Louis at his christening

The fifth in line to the throne was christened at The Chapel Royal, St James' Palace

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had their youngest son, Prince Louis, christened at The Chapel Royal, St. James’ Palace.

William and Kate were pictured alongside their newborn son and older children Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, three, on Monday afternoon.

It’s the first time all five Cambridges have been seen together.

Kate looked every inch the proud mum (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

They were joined at the service by William’s father, The Prince of Wales, and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, as well as newlyweds The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, were also in attendance, alongside her brother James and pregnant sister Pippa, as well as Pippa’s husband James Matthews.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Prince George
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis arriving (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Louis wore a handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by The Queen’s dressmaker, Angela Kelly.

The Royal Christening Robe was made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, and was worn for all subsequent royal christenings up until James, Viscount Severn, who was born in 2007, who was the first to use the replica robe.

prince louis at his christening
The tot wore a handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury, was chosen to conduct proceedings, and said earlier: “I’m delighted and privileged to be christening Prince Louis today – a precious child made in God’s image, just as we all are. Please join me in praying for him and his family on this special day.”

Duchess Kate with Prince Louis
Kate cuddled her little boy, who was fast asleep (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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The ceremony was kept a small affair, with just a handful of friends and relatives in attendance.

The Queen, 92, and her 97-year-old husband Prince Philip are not among the well-wishers, with Buckingham Palace saying it was a decision made “some time ago” and not related to any health issues.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and HM Queen Elizabeth II, visit Chester. Chester, Cheshire, on June 14, 2018.
The Queen, pictured in Cheshire last month, will not attend the christening (Credit: Paul Marriott / SplashNews.com)

The Queen’s had a busy period of engagements recently, and it’s believed she’s travelling back to London from Norfolk on Monday.

She has another busy week coming up, including President Trump’s visit to the UK and the centenary of the RAF.

Prince Philip retired from public duties last year and only occasionally joins The Queen at public events.

William and Kate with their son Louis outside the Lindo Wing on April 23 (Credit: Splash)

The only senior members of the royal family in attendance were The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

All six of Louis’ godparents and their spouses were, obviously, invited.

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Trooping The Colour ceremony marking the Queen's 92nd Birthday
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will both attend the christening (Credit: Wenn.com)

The godparents are:

Miss Lucy Middleton, Kate’s cousin

Mr Nicholas van Cutsem, William’s childhood friend; his brother, William, is godparent to Prince George.

Mr Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, the couple’s close friend

The Lady Laura Meade, the couple’s close friend; her husband, James Meade, went to school with William, was an usher at the Cambridges’ wedding and is godparent to Princess Charlotte.

Mrs Robert Carter, the couple’s close friend; she went to school with Kate and her sister-in-law, Sophie, is godparent to Princess Charlotte.

Mr Guy Pelly, William’s close friend

William with the couple’s older children, George and Charlotte, visiting Louis at the hospital (Credit: Wenn/David Sims)

Some royal fans had expected to see Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex among the godparents, after she married William’s younger brother, Prince Harry, in May, but she has not been included among the six.

However, Harry is not a godparent to any of William and Kate’s children, either.

Prince George has seven godparents, while Princess Charlotte has five.

William and Kate leaving the Lindo Wing with Louis in April (Credit: Flynet)

Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge ,who is fifth in line to the throne, was born on April 23 at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London.

He has not been seen in public since William and Kate left the hospital with him, so there has been considerable excitement at seeing him again.

The Royal Family Attends The Christening Of Princess Charlotte In Norfolk
The Cambridges pictured at Charlotte’s christening in 2015 (Credit: AMP / FameFlynet.uk.com / SplashNews.com)

Water from the River Jordan was used during the baptism at The Lily Font.

Prince George was also christened at The Chapel Royal, St. James’ Palace, while Charlotte was christened at the Church of St Mary Magdalene at Sandringham.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted a private tea party at Clarence House following the christening, where guests were treated to christening cake made from a tier of the couple’s wedding cake.

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