Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce six godparents for Prince Louis

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Louis outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington London. John Stillwell  PA Wire

Guests were enjoyed slices of fruit cake from a tier of William and Kate's eight-tier wedding cake at the swanky do.

The christening took place at The Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace, reported CNN.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex followed closely behind the pair.

The Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, didn't attend the christening, but it was a decision made "some time ago" and wasn't due to health reasons.

Press Association A sleeping prince!

The 3-year-old looked angelic as she walked in holding hands with her dad, Prince William, and carrying what appeared to be a program for the church service.

They include the Duchess' cousin Lucy Middleton and Guy Pelly, a childhood friend of William's.

In the retro snaps, Kate can be seen wearing a gorgeous, white flowing christening gown, as various members of her family pose for photos.

In addition to the cake, Prince Louis's christening gown was also recycled.

George also served as a page boy for his aunt Pippa Middleton's wedding in 2017.

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Others were quick to notice the resemblance of Pippa's dress to the "matronly" Alexander McQueen dress Duchess Kate sported at her younger sister's nuptials back in May.

The duke and duchess have always emphasized their desire for their children to have normal lives, rather than "growing up behind palace walls".

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall - William's father and stepmother - attended the ceremony, as did Catherine's parents, siblings and brother-in-law, according to Kensington Palace.

In 2013, Prince Louis' older brother, Prince George, was also christened by Welby at the Chapel Royal.

It is a replica of the dress made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841.

In keeping with royal tradition, the water used for Louis' christening had been sourced from the River Jordan.

A stern reminder that Prince Louis' christening tea was a strictly private celebration.

Welcome (officially) to the world, little Prince Louis.

Five monarchs have worn the dress on their big day from King Edward VII to George V, Edward VIII, George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. And Louis' non-royal godparents will have influence on the little prince.

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