Royal traditions were also broken for Princess Charlotte’s baptism with the godparents chosen for the new royal baby.
The ceremony on Sandringham Estate in King’s Lynn, England took place in the same church where Princess Diana was christened in 1961, according to the Associated Press.
Other guests included Queen Elizabeth, her husband Prince Philip and the Middleton family – parents and brother of Kate. (Photo by Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)Sandringham, United Kingdom. Photo / AP The Duchess of Cambridge carries Princess Charlotte after taking her out of a pram as they arrive for Charlotte’s Christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham.
William’s mother, the late Princess Diana, was raised at Sandringham’s Park House and was baptized in the same church in which her granddaughter was christened.
The fourth-in-line to the throne wore a replica of the lace and satin christening gown made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter in 1841. Us Weekly is reporting that Sophie Carter, James Meade, Adam Middleton, the Honorary Laura Fellowes, and Thomas van Straubenzee all stood as Charlotte’s godparents today.
Charlotte could be heard crying as they approached the church door with Kate having to pick her up to settle her. Meanwhile, inquisitive George took matters into his own hands and tried to make his way into the church by himself.
Sunday’s event will see the Cambridges – William is known as the Duke of Cambridge and Kate the duchess – appear in public for the first time as a family of four.
Prince William wore a similar outfit to visit his then-newborn brother Prince Harry at the St. Mary’s Hospital in London when he was two-years-old. Only 11 family members were at the christening.
The traditional Lily Font was also be used.
Also in attendance at the private ceremony were Charlotte’s five godparents.
” The Duke and Duchess are hugely grateful for the warm wishes they have received since Princess Charlotte’s birth – many of them from local people in Norfolk – and are delighted the paddock can be opened on the day of the christening”.