Kate Middleton shares a priceless picture of Prince Louis for fans worldwide
The picture, which shows a laughing Kate holding her son in her arms after his christening, was not a part of the official photos that were released at the time
The royal family has had a long-standing tradition where they send thank you cards to people, and in recent years, these thank you cards have become a medium for them to share some extremely funny and cute pictures to their well-wishers. Prince William and Kate Middleton continued this royal family tradition when they sent out thank you cards for people who had sent gifts and messages for Prince Louis on his recent christening.
A lot of people, who took the time and made the effort of sending out gifts and cards to the little prince to mark the occasion of his christening, reportedly received a card from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to say thank you, according to the Mirror.
And along with the sweet note from the Duke and Duchess, the thank-you card recipients also managed to get hold of an adorable photo of the prince, and his face is as radiant as ever. Moreover, Prince Louis's expression on the picture can only be described in one word: priceless.
The picture, which shows a laughing Kate holding her son in her arms after his christening, was not part of the official photos that were released at the time of the young royal's christening and were taken by photographer Matt Holyoak.
As per the publication, the photograph in the card was taken by Matt Porteous for the Cambridge family's private photo album, but apparently, Kate liked the picture so much that she decided to share it with royal fans at the time. And now that the photo is also on their thank you card, it would be safe to assume that the Duchess seems to have an odd liking to the particular photo of her little boy.
As previously reported, Prince Louis's christening took place at The Chapel Royal, St James's Palace in London on July 9. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had announced the baby's godparents ahead of the ceremony. The godparents are all close friends or family members of the royal couple: Mr Nicholas van Cutsem, Mr Guy Pelly, Mr Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lady Laura Meade, Mrs Robert Carter, and Miss Lucy Middleton.
At the time, Kensington Palace revealed ahead of the ceremony that the Queen and Prince Philip would not be attending the christening after a busy week of high-profile events in London, making it clear that the Queen's absence was "not due to health reasons" and was decided a long time ago.
Much to everyone's surprise, the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle was not included on the list of godparents.
The royal family follows strict protocol when it comes to picking godparents and normally choose close family friends and sometimes even former members of staff. Since Meghan Markle falls outside this category, she was not named as a godparent.
William and Kate were seen for the first time on Louis's christening as a family of five including Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The prestigious event saw many distinguished guests such as The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Mr and Mrs Michael Middleton, Mr and Mrs James Matthews, and Mr James Middleton in attendance.