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Family of five

Family of five
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The baptism was attended by the royal family, including the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents and siblings, as well as Prince Louis’s godparents. The christening robe worn by Prince Louis for his baptism is a “handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe,” notes the official website of the royal family. To be clear, however, the word “replica” in no way implies the robe Louis wore was anything less than steeped in royal history. In fact, it was worn by both of Louis’s older siblings, Prince George and Prince Charlotte, as well as five other royal babies in the past 11 years.

A close-up of his royal handsomeness

A close-up of his royal handsomeness
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The camera zooms in on the face of Prince Louis as his mum, Kate, carries him into the chapel for the christening. For the festivities following the christening, the third tier of the wedding cake of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was served.

Kate speaks to Archbishop of Canterbury

Kate speaks to Archbishop of Canterbury
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The christening service was a traditional one, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who is seen speaking with the Duchess of Cambridge before the service began.

No evidence of sibling rivalry here

No evidence of sibling rivalry here
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Another photo taken by the Duchess of Cambridge shows older sister Princess Charlotte cuddling with her newborn baby brother in May 2018. This photo was also given out to the public by the royal family.

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Christmas with the Cambridges

Christmas with the Cambridges
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The Cambridges pose for their 2018 Christmas card. Prince Louis wasn’t photographed much during his first year of life (at least not publicly), but it’s evident this jolly cherub, shown here at eight months, is thriving.

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Growing up

Growing up
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This adorable picture of Prince Louis was taken a few days before his first birthday at his home in Norfolk. He’s smiling big for the camera, but before snapping the picture it looks like he was having some fun playing in the grass.

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Happy hands

Happy hands
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Prince Louis claps for the crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the Trooping of the Colour in June 2019.

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An adorable pout

An adorable pout
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This cutie can make even a pout look adorable.

Looks from the window

Looks from the window
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The young prince looks out over the crowd at the Trooping of the Colour with his older sister, Princess Charlotte. The Trooping of the Colour is the Queen’s annual birthday parade in June. Onlookers can’t get enough of his chubby cheeks and adorable smile.

Precious blue shorts

Precious blue shorts
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Did you know that it’s actually a royal family tradition for young boys to wear shorts instead of pants until they’re about eight years old?

“Trousers are for older boys and men, whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers that we have in England,” etiquette expert William Hanson told Harpers Bazaar UK. “Although times are (slowly) changing, a pair of trousers on a young boy is considered quite middle class – quite suburban. And no self-respecting aristo or royal would want to be considered suburban. Even the Duchess of Cambridge.”

Hanson went on to explain that the origins of this tradition stem from an old rite of passage called breeching. Dating back to the 16th century, young boys would wear gowns or dresses. This type of garment made it easier for them to be toilet trained, plus it was easier to mend gowns to accommodate a growing child when money for new clothes was tight. Once they were about eight – the exact age varied by region – they would receive their first pair of pants or breeches. (Hence the name.)

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