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Prince William, Kate, George and Charlotte together at Prince Louis' Christening (Pictures and v

Prince Louis, the youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has been christened in a private ceremony.

The 11-week-old was baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace.

Guests included newlyweds the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

But the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh did not attend, with the decision made "some time ago" and not on health grounds, Buckingham Palace said.

The Queen, 92, was travelling back from Norfolk on Monday and has a busy week ahead, with celebrations marking the centenary of the RAF on Tuesday and US President Donald Trump's visit to Windsor on Friday.

Prince Louis was sleeping as he arrived at the ceremony, held by his mother.

His siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, walked slightly in front, holding their father's hands.

It is the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children have been seen together as a family of five.

She was heard describing her son as "very relaxed and peaceful", telling the archbishop with a smile: "I hope he stays like this."

Prince Louis' six godparents are Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lady Laura Meade, Hannah Carter and Lucy Middleton.

They are all friends or family of the Cambridges, who also picked friends and confidantes as Prince George's and Princess Charlotte's godparents.

Miss Middleton and Mr Pelly each read a lesson during the service, Kensington Palace said.

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Culled from BBC

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