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Prince Charles of Ed­in­burgh, as he was then known, was four weeks old when he was chris­tened in the mu­sic room of Buck­ing­ham Palace on 15 De­cem­ber 1948. Roy­als were usu­ally chris­tened in the pri­vate chapel, but the room had been dam­aged dur­ing World War II, and Princess El­iz­a­beth chose the mu­sic room in­stead.

There were four gen­er­a­tions of roy­als in at­ten­dance on the spe­cial day: his mother, then 22-year-old Princess El­iz­a­beth, his grand­fa­ther King Ge­orge VI and his greatgrand­mother Queen Mary.

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