Edward and Sophie beamed with pride as four-month-old James was baptised, the first male grandchild for the Queen since Harry was born 23 years ago.
James became the first Royal baby to wear a hand-made christening gown commissioned by the Queen.
The gown, made by the Queen’s dresser Angela Kelly and Buckingham Palace’s team of dressmakers, is a replica of one of Queen Victoria’s daughters’ christening gowns which was worn at subsequent Royal christenings, including that of James’s four-year-old sister Louise, but has now been preserved.
James is the Queen’s eighth grandchild and one observer said:
“His sister Lady Louise absolutely dotes on her little brother.
“She kisses him and cuddles him and is a real little mother to him. It’s lovely.”