Prince Louis, littlest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, celebrated the next big milestone in his royal infant life when he was christened last week in the Chapel Royal in St. James’s Palace, surrounded by his impressive relatives and close friends.
And although we had to wait a while for the official family shots, they’re finally here: On Sunday, the Kensington Palace Twitter account released the four official portraits taken after the ceremony—and they’re all beautiful.
Matt Holyoak, known as one of the world’s leading portrait photographers, took the official photos for the royal family. The portraits were shot in the Morning Room of Clarence House, where Louis’ royal grandparents, Prince Charles and Camilla, live.
“I was truly honored at being asked to take the official photographs at the christening of Prince Louis, and to witness at first hand such a happy event,” Holyoak said in a statement to People. “Everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure. I only hope I have captured some of that joy in my photographs.”
Holyoak also took Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary portraits last year. (Unfortunately, the monarchs weren’t able to attend the ceremony, due to some royally busy schedules.)
One of the photos features Prince William and Kate, plus George, Charlotte, and star of the show Louis, as well as Will and Kate’s parents (Prince Charles and Camilla, plus Carole and Michael Middleton). Kate’s siblings, James and Pippa, and Pippa’s husband James Matthews were also in attendance.
Also present: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, of course.
Next up is the “royals-only-please” one, with Harry, Meghan, Prince Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, and the three junior royals.
The third portrait is one of Will, Kate, and their three children.
Finally, a beautiful portrait of Kate and Prince Louis in the garden after his christening.
Adorable. It’s all adorable.