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Kate And Will Have Touching Tribute To Queen In Prince Louis' Christening Photos

Kate And Will Have Touching Tribute To Queen In Prince Louis' Christening Photos

Kensington Palace has released four official photos of tiny Prince Louis' Christening and even the most cynical people of will definitely find themselves going 'aww'.

The snaps were taken at Clarence House, where Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles live, after the baptism, which took place on 9 July. They include a little tribute to the Queen, after it was announced she and Prince Philip wouldn't be attending.

According to reports at the time, Louis' great-grandparents - Liz and Phil - didn't go to the ceremony, but it wasn't due to illness or any of the usual reasons, just that it was 'mutually agreed by the Queen and the Cambridges some time ago'. Well, I suppose when you're the Queen of England you don't need to bother coming up with excuses.


Apparently, Will and Kate were 'relaxed' about it, given that her Maj has a pretty full calendar this summer, including having to meet POTUS Donald Trump just last week.

However, just because the Queen couldn't physically attend, doesn't mean she was left out of the event, as the photos, taken by Matt Holyoak, show a painting of the Queen on the wall behind the happy family, just in shot in the background. There's also a portrait of Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.

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There is also reported to be a 1950's photo of the Duke of Edinburgh in the same room, so you see, both the great-grandparents were there, sort of.

The ceremony was reportedly a quiet event, with just very close family and Louis' new godparents in attendance. After the 45-minute christening, there was a private afternoon tea over at Prince Charles' gaff, where guests were treated to a multi-tiered christening cake which contained a tier from Kate and William's wedding cake. Yup, guests chowed down on seven-year-old wedding cake. Delicious.

The tradition is something the Cambridges have done for all their children's christenings. An official statement released ahead of the christening read: "Following the service, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will give a private tea at Clarence House.


"Guests will be served slices of christening cake, which is a tier taken from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding cake."

The happy couple had an absolutely bloody massive cake, which took five weeks to make and was made up of 17 cakes in eight tiers. So, if they do decide to have any more little ones, there's bound to be plenty of cake left for the christenings.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, prince william, The Queen, Royal Family

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]