Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

The christening of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's daughter, Princess Charlotte, took place today at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham. The godparents — all friends or relatives of Charlotte's parents — were Sophie Carter, James Meade, Adam Middleton, Laura Fellowes, and Thomas van Straubenzee.

Guests included Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince George of Cambridge, Michael and Carole Middleton, Pippa Middleton, and James Middleton.

Before the ceremony, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walked to the church with their son, Prince George, holding Prince William's hand while Kate pushed Princess Charlotte's pram.

Princess Charlotte wore a handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe made by Angela Kelly, dressmaker to the Queen. The Lily Font and water from the River Jordan were used during the baptism. The princess was baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby. You can read more service details here.

Following the service, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave a tea at Sandringham House. Guests were served slices of the christening cake, which was a tier taken from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding cake.

For more news, photos, and video from Princess Charlotte's christening, visit the News page.

Article source: Clarence House press release

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