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Prince Louis' christening took place on Monday, 9th July at Westminster Abbey and it was a day filled with love and laugher.

And now Kensington Place have given us four stunning portraits from the wonderful occasion. 

Shot by Matt Holyoak at Clarence House following the christening ceremony, each photograph captures the joy of the day and the closeness of the family. 

The group shot includes Prince William and Kate Middleton in front and centre, with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Their respective families are surrounding them, including William's father Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowle on the left, with Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

Meanwhile, on the right are the Middletons — Kate's parents Michael and Carole, as well as sister Pippa, and her husband James, and their younger brother James. 

According to Cosmopolitan, photographer Matt released a statement saying, "everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure. I only hope I have captured some of that joy in my photographs."

There is also a shot of Kate with newborn baby Louis in the grounds of Clarence House and besotted does she look?!

People were quick to comment on the images on social media, with one writing, ''this will go down in history as one of the most beautiful photos of mother and child ever'' while another said, ''what a beautiful moment of joy.''

The official photograph collection would not be complete without a snap of the family of five. 

While Prince William is grinning widely and Kate is cooing at Prince Louis, it was George and Charlotte that seem to enchant everybody. 

One wrote ''gorgeous photo… one blessed family'' and another said, ''George's pose tho'' followed by love heart eye emojis.

Charlotte wasn't forgotten with one comment saying, ''Charlotte steals the show again, such a sweetheart.''

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip did not attend the christening and do not appear in any of the portraits.

Royal reporter Rebecca English released a statement explaining why this is the case.

She tweeted, ''the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will not be attending today's christening. There's no health issue for the Queen. She was working flat out in Scotland last week and has got a busy few days in London with the RAF Centenary event tomorrow and Trump on Friday.''

Nevertheless, as one commentator wrote, ''so lovely to see Royals looking like a ‘normal’ and very happy family'' and from these photo's, that is clear to see. 

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Prince Louis' christening is tomorrow, and we're gearing ourselves up for some seriously cute pictures.

Here's everything you need to know about the day tomorrow:

The newest member of the family will be christened on Monday, July 9 at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London.

Prince Louis has kept with tradition as royal babies are usually baptised within two or three months after their birth. Prince George was baptised in October 2013, and Princess Charlotte was in July 2015.

Tomorrow, it will be the first time Prince William, Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be seen in public together as a family-of-five.

According to reports, Prince Louis will be christened during an intimate ceremony with 20-30 people and Kensington Palace have said it will start at 4pm and last approximately 40 minutes.

And as with previous years, it is expected that some members of the public will be allowed to gather outside the church grounds to catch a glimpse of the royals. After the ceremony, the newest prince will make his debut outside the chapel.

Prince Louis will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and he will wear the same gown that was worn by his siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The dress is a replica of the famous Honiton lace christening gown and the original was made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria and Prince Alberts’ first child Princess Victoria. 

The date, July 9th also carries extra royal meaning: on the same date, back in 1947, the then Princess Elizabeth announced her engagement to Prince Philip, so it's extra touching that Prince Louis, one of Queen Elizabeth II's great-grandchildren, will be christened on the anniversary of her engagement announcement.  

 

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The Queen, along with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been invited to the christening. It's unknown if Prince Philip will attend the day as he has retired from public engagements. 

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Conor McGregor doesn't do anything by halves.

From over-priced suits to crystal studded watches, the MMA star has never been afraid to flash the cash – and this weekend, he used his wealth to take christening parties to the next level.

He and girlfriend, Dee Devlin, celebrated their son's baptism in style at Dublin's Luttrellstown Castle on Sunday, and it was just as extravagant as you'd expect. 

 

Conor Jr's Christening! @augustxmcgregor

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According to The Independent, the magical setting was transformed into the McGregor's very own carnival, complete with carousels, ferris wheel, bouncy castle and petting zoo.

And while we're guessing five-month-old Conor Jr might be a bit too young to fully appreciate his own party, we're sure the couple's friends and family enjoyed the lavish affair.

With a social media ban in place, guests were forbidden from uploading any personal snaps, though Conor's sisters, Aoife and Erin both shared photos from their nephew's big day.

 

Basic bitch… #auntiegoals

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The Notorious himself also posted some sweet snaps simply captioned 'Mac land'. 

 

Mac land

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If this is just the christening, can you even imagine what Conor Jr's first birthday will be like? 

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Your wedding day is supposed to be the BEST day of your life.

Unfortunately for this blushing bride, Leezel Cambridge spent her wedding day, along with her wedding dress, on the airport terminal floor.

Marooned following the cancellation of her flight from New York International Airport – JFK, she left her fiancé ‘standing at the alter’, in Guyana, South America.

The distraught 27-year-old told the New York Post “I had to cancel it”.

Thankfully for Leezel, she was accompanied by 15 members of her family, who were on hand to calm her nerves.  However, things were not looking so good for 300 of the couple’s guests who had already made the journey to the venue.

Dynamic International Airways told stranded passengers that the 2am flight was cancelled due to a technical fault with one of the aircrafts wings.

Frustrated traveller Francine Bascom, is also facing the prospect of missing her dream day next weekend, due to the last minute cancellations.

The 24-year-old, mother from Brooklyn was due to fly on the cancelled flight to celebrate her newborn's christening yesterday.

The distraught bride-to-be told the New York Post, “I should be in Guyana happy and bouncing around. But I’m in New York p****d off.”

Following further frustration, 1000 passengers were taken to a nearby hotel to ease their pain.

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