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Here's All The Adorable Photos From Prince Louis's Christening

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Prince Louis was christened today while surrounded by friends and family

Today was a huge day for our favorite royal parents as the third child of Prince William and Kate Middleton (AKA, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) was christened and formally welcomed into the Church of England. The event took place at the Chapel Royal on the grounds of St. James’s Palace, the very same place where big brother Prince George was also baptized in 2013. But the big story here is this adorable family of five appearing all together, looking freaking precious as ever.

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Louis wore the same christening gown as his older siblings, which is a replica of the robe made for Queen Victoria’s oldest daughter in 1841 that was worn for all royal christenings. The original is now too fragile to be worn, so a new one was made in 2008. I think he’s absolutely rocking it.

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Before we get into all the details, just look at them. LOOK AT THEM.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 09: Princess Charlotte and Prince George hold the hands of their father, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London for the christening of their brother, Prince Louis, who is being carried by their mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on July 09, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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This marks the family’s first appearance all together since the birth of Louis, and I’m very here for it. Big brother and sister in adorable duds, walking with Daddy and making very kid-like faces of boredom. Kate holding her sweet baby in his stunning gown. It’s all too much for my heart. The Palace shared video of the family arriving for the big event including Duchess Kate entering with the tiny prince of the hour.

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The Duchess was overheard telling the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, that little Louis is “very relaxed and peaceful” and “I hope he stays like this.” We hope so too, Kate. Solidarity.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carries Prince Louis as they arrive for his christening service at St James’s Palace on July 09, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 09: Catherine Duchess of Cambridge speaks to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby as she arrives carrying Prince Louis for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace on July 09, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Meanwhile, the newly-minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex, AKA, Aunt Meghan and Uncle Harry, arrived together, looking gorgeous as usual.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 09: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart after attending the christening of Prince Louis at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace on July 09, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Louis’s list of godparents, however, doesn’t include Meghan and Harry. As is their tradition, William and Kate stuck with close friends and other family members rather than immediate family to make up their son’s crew of godparents. Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lady Laura Meade, Mrs. Robert Carter, and Lucy Middleton were all there to welcome the little guy into the church.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carries Prince Louis as they arrive for his christening service at St James’s Palace on July 09, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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And because I can’t get enough of this sweet family, here’s even more adorableness.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 09: Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis after Prince Louis’ christening at St James’s Palace on July 09, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte depart after attending Prince Louis’ christening at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace on July 09, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Although the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh weren’t able to make it, grandfather Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, were there. From Kate’s family, sister Pippa Middleton (currently pregnant with her first child) and brother James were both in attendance along with Kate’s parents, Michael and Carol.

We hope this marks the first of many occasions where we can see this way-too-cute family out together.

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