Royal Family attend Princess Charlotte’s christening

Princess Charlotte christening. Credit: Matt Dunham/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, HM The Queen, Prince Philip and the Duchess of Cornwall at the christening of Princess Charlotte. Credit: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walked to church with their new daughter and her brother, Prince George

Princess Charlotte christening. Credit: Matt Dunham/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, HM The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince George at the christening of Princess Charlotte. Credit: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

The Royal Family came out in force at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk, on Sunday 5 July, 2015, for the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

The service – conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury – was held in private but thousands of well wishers gathered to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive on foot with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, marking their first public outing as a family of four.

Other attendees included HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Catherine’s parents Michael and Carole Middleton, and her two siblings, Pippa and James.

The Princess was taken to church in a vintage Millson pram, previously used for Prince Edward and Prince Andrew.

The Royal Christening Robe was made of fine Honiton lace, lined with white satin, and was commissioned by the Queen.

It is a hand-made replica of the robe made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal. The original gown, worn at most Royal christenings since, has now been preserved.

Princess Charlotte will have five godparents: Miss Sophie Carter, Mr James Meade, Mr Adam Middleton, the Hon. Laura Fellowes, and Mr Thomas van Straubenzee.

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