British Royal Family

Princess Charlotte to be christened in July!

Kensington Palace have confirmed Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge will be christened next month.

By Bella Brennan
The Palace took to Twitter to reveal the fourth in the to the throne will be christened on Sunday, July 5 at the idyllic St Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen's Sandringham Estate.
In a series of tweets, they explained: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce the christening of Princess Charlotte will take place on Sunday 5th July."
Before adding: "Princess Charlotte will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury @JustinWelby at St Mary Magdalene Church in #Sandringham."
In a beautiful touch, the location holds extreme sentimental value as it's the same church Charlotte's late grandmother, Princess Diana, was christened at in August 1961, when she was just two months old.
By the time the milestone rolls around Charlotte will also be two months old.
While there's no official word on who the new royal's godparents will be, it's believed young Charlotte will wear the same cream gown her big brother George donned for his christening in October 2013.
The new royal christening gown is a replica of the lace garment made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter Victoria in 1841, which was worn at royal christenings up until 2008.
Royal insiders have also predicted the ceremony to be just as intimate as Prince George's, which had 22 guests and was held at the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace in London when he was three months old.
A beaming William and Kate introduce the world to their new daughter
William and Catherine selected close friends to be George's god parents along with William's cousin Zara Phillips, who was the only royal chosen.
And just as they did with George, official family portraits will be taken and released after the event.
Meanwhile since welcoming their second child on May 2, the family of four have been nesting at their country residence at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, England.
Princess Charlotte and her big brother George will be spending most of the summer months at their sprawling country home.
Big brother George was christened at the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace in London in October 2013

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