William, Kate's third child Prince Louis christened

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 monarch was due to return to London on Monday before a busy schedule of events including a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday at her Windsor Castle home.

The three-year-old royal made the cutest arrival to the ceremony at the Chapel Royal of St. James' Palace, while accompanied by her big brother Prince George and the rest of her family.

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

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Welby baptised Louis by pouring holy water from the River Jordan over his head.

"It's also somebody who is there other than a parent or family member that a child could turn to", royal expert Victoria Aribter explained to Hello magazine in 2015.

Louis will wear the replica of the royal christening robe, first used in 2008.

Kate, dressed in an ivory dress and matching hat, and William were joined by William's father Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, along with younger brother Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, dressed in olive green. During the ceremony, his seven godparents were also named, including Prince William's cousin Zara Tindall and many of their closest friends.

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Following the 40-minute traditional religious service, guests attended a private tea which included slices of christening cake, from a tier taken from the duke and duchess' wedding cake.

Prince Louis was born on April 23 and is fifth in line to the British throne.

The 11-week-old Prince wore the Honiton lace and white christening robe that was also worn by Prince George and Princess Charlotte. George, who turns five next week, looked handsome in a white short-sleeved shirt with blue buttons, which appears to be the "Daniel" shirt by Amaia, which he also wore for Trooping the Colour this year.

The Cambridges have previously chosen close friends and confidantes for the role.

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