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William and Kate's son Prince Louis of Cambridge christened at royal ceremony

Prince Louis, son of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, has been christened. A small, private ceremony took place at St James's Palace in London.

Prince Louis of Cambridge arriving at his christening at St. James's Palace (picture-alliance/dpa/D. Lipinski)

Prince Louis of Cambridge arriving at his christening at St. James's Palace

Prince Louis, the fifth in line to the British throne, was christened on Monday by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans. The 11-week-old slept through the baptism, during which Welby poured holy water from the River Jordan over the young prince's head.

Read more: The christening of the latest addition to Britain's royal family

Britain's Prince William and Catherine with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. (Reuters/D. Lipinski)

Prince William and Catherine with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis after the christening

The baby's great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Prince Philip did not attend the christening, a decision which was not understood to be health-related. The monarch plans to host US President Trump on Friday at her Windsor Castle home, west of London. 

Prince Harry and Meghan (Reuters/D. Lipinski)

Prince Harry and Meghan

Archbishop Justin Welby expressed his delight and privilege of presiding over the baptism on Twitter before the ceremony. 

Royal Family

Kate and William were joined at the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace by William's father Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, along with younger brother Prince Harry and his wife Meghan. Also in attendance were Kate's parents, siblings, and Louis's six godparents.

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kw/aw (AFP, Reuters)

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