Picture Perfect Princess
It was a joyous occasion full of
sunshine and smiles when Princess
Charlotte, daughter of the Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge, was christened
on Sunday, 5th July.
Members of the royal family including
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The
Prince of Wales and The Duchess of
Cornwall attended the service at St. Mary
Magdalene Church on the Sandringham
Estate in Norfolk.
Thousands of well-wishers lined
the route as the Duke of Cambridge,
carefully holding the hand of young
Prince George, and the Duchess, pushing
Princess Charlotte in a pram once used
by the Queen, walked to the church
near to their family home, Anmer Hall,
on the royal estate. On their arrival at
the church, Prince George could be seen
standing on tiptoe and anxiously peering
inside the pram to check that all was well
with his sister.
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was
born on 2nd May and, in a poignant link
with the past, christened at the same church as her late grandmother
Diana, Princess of Wales. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most
Reverend Justin Welby, conducted the service and, following royal
tradition, the princess was baptised using water from the River
Jordan and the silver gilt Lily Font, which was first used in 1841 for the
christening of Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter.
The princess was dressed in the Honiton lace and white satin
royal christening gown worn by her brother two years ago. It is
an exact replica of the original robe used by every royal baby for
163 years until 2004 when it became too delicate to wear.
The Duke and Duchess’s delight and happiness is evident in the
wonderful christening photograph above. It captures perfectly
their love of family life with their very own prince and princess
charming! We share in their joy and send them our warmest
wishes and heartfelt congratulations. Like millions of people all
over the world we now eagerly await the next appearance of
the youngest members of the royal family and, of course, Her
Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in 2016.