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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 15 November 2018

Beautiful official photos of Prince Louis's christening released

In one of them, Kate is pictured in a garden lovingly gazing down at her third child, Louis

Kensington Palace has released family photos of Prince Louis in the arms of his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, to mark the baby boy's christening.

The four official photos were taken at Clarence House in London after Louis was christened in the chapel at St. James's Palace on July 9.

The images, taken by celebrity photographer Matt Holyoak, show Prince William and Kate posing with their three children — Louis, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince George, 4 — as well as with their wider family.

One shows Kate in a garden cuddling and gazing down at Louis, dressed in a frilly cream lace royal christening gown — a replica of the intricate robe made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841.

Louis was born April 23.

The photographer also took this snap to commemorate The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh's 70th wedding anniversary:

Holyoak has plenty of experience photographing famous faces — here is some of his previous work: