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Prince Louis' Christening: All the Adorable Photos

The royal family gathers to celebrate the newborn.

He may be just 2 months old, but Prince Louis is already learning the ropes of royal engagements. On July 9, nestled in his mother Kate's arms, Louis arrives at St. James's Palace in London for his christening.

HOLDING COURT WPA Pool/Getty Images HOLDING COURT Louis' entourage for the occasion includes dad, Prince William; siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince George; uncle, Prince Harry; and aunt, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. FASHION PLATE WPA Pool/Getty Images FASHION PLATE Louis is swathed in a handmade replica of the royal christening robe, fashioned by the Queen's dressmaker Angela Kelly. (The original robe made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, was retired in the 2000s for preservation purposes.) One Victorian artifact still in use, however, is the Lily Font, in which Louis will be baptized using water from the River Jordan.

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PROUD AUNT AND UNCLE WPA Pool/Getty Images PROUD AUNT AND UNCLE Meghan, clad in an olive green Ralph Lauren dress and Stephen Jones hat, and new husband Harry arrive in style. PROUD AUNT AND UNCLE, PART 2 DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images PROUD AUNT AND UNCLE, PART 2 Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton, with her husband, James Matthews. AND GRANDPARENTS TOO DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images AND GRANDPARENTS TOO Prince Charles and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, lead the way. READY FOR HIS CLOSE-UP WPA Pool/Getty Images READY FOR HIS CLOSE-UP Louis sleeps sweetly in his mother's arms. THE AFTER PARTY WPA Pool/Getty Images THE AFTER PARTY Kate chats with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Following the christening ceremony, she and William will host a private tea at Clarence House. "Christening cake," slices from a tier of the royal couple's wedding cake, will be served.



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