Royals step out for Prince Louis' christening

It may have been Prince Louis’s special day, but all eyes were on his mum, Kate Middleton, and his aunts, Meghan Markle and Pippa Middleton, at the nearly three-month-old royal’s christening.

Though his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, had to skip Monday’s service at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace, the rest of the royals — and some newly minted godparents — were on hand to watch the Archbishop of Canterbury baptise the youngest child of Kate and Prince William.

Kate Middleton was a vision in white at her son Prince Louis’s christening. (Photo: Via Kensington Palace)
The royals arriving at St. James’s Palace. (Photo: Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP)

The Duchess of Cambridge led the charge in a white V-necked number by her go-to label, Alexander McQueen, paired with a floral tiara-style Jane Taylor headpiece and large pearl earrings.

Kate also wore McQueen to the christenings of her two older children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Although she earned raves for going with a bold yellow dress last week, Meghan opted for a more muted olive green ensemble for the occasion.

Her long-sleeved Ralph Lauren dress featured her signature bateau neckline and was complemented by matching heels and a Stephen Jones hat.

Fresh from an appearance at Wimbledon, the infant prince’s maternal aunt, Pippa Middleton, wore an icy blue shirtdress with a pleated drop waist, a look custom-designed by Alessandra Rich.

Middleton, who is expecting her first child with her husband, James Matthews, also wore a matching hat, as well as an ivory clutch and Lucy pumps by Jimmy Choo.

Meghan Markle wore an olive green Ralph Lauren dress for her nephew’s christening. (Photo: Via Kensington Palace)

The outfit fell flat with some critics, who called it “frumpy.”

Prince Louis wore a replica of the royal christening robe used by Queen Victoria for her children. (Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

And what about the man (erm, baby) of the hour? Prince Louis wore a replica of the royal christening robe made by the woman responsible for the queen’s colorful creations, Angela Kelly.

The handmade garment, which features fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, has been worn by royal babies since 2008 and is modeled after the original robe Queen Victoria had commissioned for her oldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal, in 1841.

Still, not even 177 years of royal history can compete with the respective Kate and Meghan effects.

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