You Won't Believe How Long Prince Louis' Christening Iconic Photos Took

Katie O'Malley
Photo credit: Kensington Palace - Instagram


It’s been over a week since the Royal Family celebrated Prince Louis’ christening at the Chapel Royal of St James's Palace and we’re still obsessed with the heartwarming family photos from the day.

On Monday, Kensington Palace released several adorable snaps from the little royal’s big day, which got us thinking about just how long it took for the photographer - Matt Holyoak - to take such iconic photos.

After all, with a newborn baby, two toddlers, and a royal family with not a minute to waste, time is always of the essence.

The photos were taken in the Morning Room at Clarence House following the prince’s baptism which finished at approximately 4.40pm.

Now, after some seriously in-depth analysis of the photos, we've found out it took the photographer just 10 minutes to take the snaps.

Seriously, 10 minutes. That’s about as much time as it takes for us to take a selfie on a night out.

If you zoom in on Prince William's watch on his left wrist, the time shows the official portraits were taken at 4:50pm, just a few minutes after the ceremony.

This means the royals and the Middleton family made the walk from the Chapel Royal to Prince Charles' adjacent residence, Clarence House , met the photographer, posed for several photos, and were out drinking teas and coffees in less than 10 minutes.

Bravo, guys, bravo!

The quick turn around of photos comes two months after photographer Alex Lubomirski explained to ELLE UK just how he captured that adorable black and white snap of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the steps of Frogmore House on their wedding day.

He said:

‘It was just one of those magical moments when you're a photographer and everything falls into place. I said “just before you go in, sit on those stairs". And she just slumped in-between his legs and there was this moment where they were just laughing because they were exhausted and thinking finally it's all over. It was one of these beautiful moments.

The delightful snap was caught in only three and a half minutes, after their ceremony, the carriage procession and the group portraits.

'We went out there and had about three and a half minutes to take some quick shots because everything was running like clockwork,’ Lubomirski added.

These photographers deserve a medal!

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