Kate Middleton and Prince William’s baby girl’s christening: All the details about Princess Charlotte of Cambridge’s baptism

The Duchess wore a very elegant Alexander McQueen white coat dress, matched with a white Jane Taylor hat, and nude shoes. Her husband, the Duke, was dressed up in a navy suit, blue shirt and red tie.On July 5 the royals showed up at St. Mary Magdalene Church, the same church where the Duke’s late mother Princess Diana was christened in 1961.

Prince William was holding Prince George by the hand, and the little royal sure captured everyone’s attention as he was sporting a short-sleeved shirt and a pair of red shorts, an outfit that was similar to the one worn by his father, Prince William, in 1984, when he went to the hospital to see Prince Harry for the first time.

Kate Middleton was pushing the little princess in a 50-year-old Millson pram, which was originally used by Queen Elizabeth II for Prince Edward and Prince Andrew. 2-month-old Princess Charlotte of Cambridge wore a traditional Royal christening robe.

21 guests attended the religious ceremony, including the Queen and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the Middleton family, Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Charlotte has five godparents who were announced on the day of the baptism. They are: the Duke’s school friend, James Meade; a childhood friend, Thomas van Straubenzee; Laura Jane Fellowes, the daughter of Princess Diana’s sister; Sophie Carter, the Duchess’ friend, and Kate’s cousin, Adam Middleton.

Two years ago, Princess Charlotte’s older brother, Prince George, who turns 2 on July 22, had seven godparents at his baptism, including Zara Tindall, William’s cousin, and close friends of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Princess Charlotte’s uncle Prince Harry is currently in southern Africa for three months for conservation projects, so he could not be present at his niece’s christening.

Also, fans of the British royal family were able to take pictures of them, which was a break with tradition as the public is forbidden to photograph the royals as they go to church. This restriction is lifted, generally, only on Christmas Day.

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The event’s official photographer was the famous Mario Testino. He also took the official photos of William and Catherine’s engagement in 2010.

After the little princess’ christening, the guests were invited to Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham house for a reception where they were served with slices of a tier from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2011 wedding cake, which was designed by Fiona Cairns.