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SHE mighti h be the lit­tle girl the whole world wants to see, but her big brother knows how to steal her thun­der.

The San­dring­ham chris­ten­ing of Princess Char­lotte of Cam­bridge was the first time Prince Wil­liam and wife Catherine ap­peared with both their chil­dren.

Prince Ge­orge, who turns two later this month, peered into the vin­tage pram in which his baby sis­ter lay, and bent his tiny knee to bow to his great- grand­mother the Queen. On the way to St Mary Mag­da­lene Church, young Ge­orge waved as he walked along­side.

Princess Char­lotte was cry­ing as she was car­ried into the church. The five god­par­ents were all non- roy­als, two are cousins – Michael Mid­dle­ton’s nephew Adam and Princess Diana’s niece Laura Fel­lowes – while the re­main­ing three were friends James Meade, Thomas van Strauben­zee and So­phie Carter.

Kate, who wore an ivory Alexan­der McQueen coat- dress and Jane Tay­lor hat, pushed her daugh­ter in a 1950s Mill­son pram once used by the Queen for Prince An­drew and Prince Ed­ward.

It was a nice touch but one that was also prac­ti­cal be­cause royal aides thought it would of­fer the pub­lic the best op­por­tu­nity to grab a glimpse of the lit­tle Princess Char­lotte.

Pic­ture: GETTY, AFP

BIG DAY: Princess Catherine car­ries her daugh­ter Princess Char­lotte ( inset above) into the church; ( inset be­low) Prince Ge­orge peers into the vin­tage pram.

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