A beaming Duchess of Cambridge cradled Prince Louis in her arms as she carried him home following his christening on Monday afternoon.
Proud mother Kate, 36, gazed adoringly at her 11-week-old son as she left intimate service at Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace, London, alongside a select group of family and close friends.
By her side was her husband the Duke of Cambridge, 36, who held hands with their oldest children Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, three, as they made their first public appearance as a family-of-five.
The family led guests including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from the chapel and to Clarence House, where they will host a private afternoon tea.
Also present were Prince Louis’ six godparents and family members including Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Michael and Carole Middleton, and James and Pippa Matthews.
Notably absent were the Queen, 92, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 97, who were forced to miss their great-grandson’s christening due to a packed royal schedule.