The christening of Prince Louis and christening gown ideas

The christening of Prince Louis and christening gown ideas

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The released photos from Prince Louis' christening prove that the Royal Family can do, a little, casual! The impromptu shots together with the sit-down family portrait are so refreshing.

The charming pictures were taken at Clarence House after the christening by Matt Holyoak. And Prince Louis was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a private ceremony on the 9th of July.

Furthermore, Prince Louis’s baptism was held in the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace. In fact he is just a little less than three months old and in fifth place of the British succession. And his official name is Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge.

Additionally and for the whole story, you can find our article when we welcomed the Royal Baby into the world.  And see how he changed in those few weeks.

We love the colour scheme and Prince George with his big and cheeky grin. Princess Charlotte seems to adore her little brother and gives him all her attention.

Equally cute and an especially sweet detail: Princess Charlotte lovingly holds her little brother’s little hand.

And yet those more intimate images that show Duchess Kate in the garden are so full of love. She carries her little Louis in her arms and looks so happy. Prince Louis with his eyes wide open and his mama staring down at him. One to frame!


And look at his happy face. Already playing with the camera, so adorable!

A little bit more about his gown:

The story behind the original dress starts in 1840, when Queen Victoria gave birth to the first of nine children with Prince Albert. The couple commissioned a garment for the occasion of the christening. A long, flowing gown inspired by the Monarch’s wedding dress using Spitalfields silk and Honiton lace. In total 62 babies were christened in that gown. Until the Queen deemed it too fragile and commissioned an exact replica of the Royal Christening Gown. It was made in 2008 by Angela Kelly.
Prince Louis was the sixth baby christened in the replica and it was worn by his siblings before.

And how about you? Do you have a christening coming up and need some outfit inspiration?

We have some ideas for you…
paz rodriguez christening gowns

Paz Rodriguez

Discover a really special ceremony collection with a great variety of looks. Beautiful classic designs with handmade details. Perfect for special days, such as a christening. You can find shawls, bonnets, long baby dresses that make for delicate and elegant ceremony looks for your baby to shine out.


sarah louise christening

Sarah Louise

Sarah Louise was created by Leonard and Diane Given in 1969.  It is one the UK’s leading makers of christening and special occasion wear for babies, boys and girls.



Little Darlings Occasion

This exquisite and very romantic ceremony gown is by Little Darlings Occasion. Made from beautiful ivory Nottingham lace with a satin bodice. A pleated front and sweet puff sleeves with wide lace frill cuffs and bow trims. The outfit is completed with a sweet bonnet, fully lined in silky soft satin with a frill hem and ribbon ties to keep it securely in place.

pili carrera christening

Pili Carrera

Pili Carrera creates knit garments for newborns and babies back since 1960s. Their ceremony collection is known world wide and considered the “Queen” of occasional children’s wear. In fact whole monarchies, prominent politicians and celebrities dress their children with their fine luxury clothing.


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