She’s officially a Princess! Keeping up with royal tradition, two-month-old Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was christened in a beautiful ceremony at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk, England on July 5. Find out all the royal details, and see pics here!
Princess Charlotte, 2 months, put on her royal christening gown on July 5 to officially become Princess Charlotte of Cambridge! In a lovely ceremony at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Charlotte’s royal family, including Kate Middleton, Prince William and big brother Prince George, 1, came out for Charlotte’s big day, which was full of royal tradition!
The ceremony, which was led by Queen Elizabeth II, was conducted by the head of the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev, Justin Welby. Charlotte wore a replica of the original satin and lace garment that was made for Queen Victoria‘s first child in 1841. Up until 2008, that garment was worn by every royal baby, but it became too fragile so the queen ordered for a copy to be made. George wore the same garment which Charlotte wore for the christening!
The christening party itself was relatively small. Royal fans were anxious to hear about who the Princess’ godparents were, and the five of them were announced hours before the ceremony. Tom van Straubenzee, who was a key part at Will and Kate’s 2011 wedding, James Meade, a classmate of Will’s at Eton College, Sophie Carter, a friend of Kate’s, Laura Fellowes, the daughter of Princess Diana’s sister, and Adam Middleton, Kate’s cousin. Along with her godparents, Charlotte’s grandparents on both sides of the family were there along with her nanny, Maria Teresa Borrallo.
The Sandringham estate holds special sentimental value to Will, as his late mother, Princess Diana also had her christening there in 1961. So sweet! Fans surrounded the church throughout the ceremony, eager to send their love to Charlotte on her big day. Following the ceremony, Kate, Will, Charlotte and George will be pictured for the first time as a family of four.
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— Julianne Ishler