A photographer from Jersey has taken pictures of the private celebrations of Prince Louis' christening on Monday 9th July.

It was taken by Matt Porteous, chosen by the Duke and Duchess to to be their private photographer for the day, at Clarence House after Louis was baptised in The Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace.

The baby prince is pictured alert and with a wide open-mouth smile as he is held upright in the Duchess of Cambridge's arms.

The informal shot comes from William and Kate’s private photographs of the family celebration, but they liked it so much they decided to release it.

Mr Porteous says "it was an honour and a privilege to photograph the christening of Prince Louis."

Mr Porteous also took images of Prince George in 2016 to mark his third birthday, including one in which the youngster held an ice cream under the nose of family dog Lupo.

Prince George and the family dog Lupo in 2016 Credit: Matt Porteous/PA

It follows the release of four other images by their official photographer Matt Holyoak.