Kensington Palace released four official photos of the royal christening of Princess Charlotte, which took place at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham on July 5.
Members of the royal family gathered in Norfolk on Sunday to witness the baptism of Charlotte, formally known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, who is the 2-month-old daughter of Kate Middleton and Prince William. World renowned photographer, Mario Testino, who was the late Princess Diana's favorite photographer, was asked to shoot photography after the ceremony at Sandringham House, Queen Elizabeth II's private Norfolk residence.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their whole family had a wonderful day on Sunday and were delighted to share the special occasion with the thousands of people who came to Sandringham," Kensington Palace said in a statement. "They are very happy to share these photographs and hope that everyone enjoys them as much as they do." more >>
Kate Middleton and Prince William had their daughter, Princess Charlotte, christened in a private ceremony at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham on July 5 and members of the royal family were present for the happy occasion.
Nearly 30 guests, including Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, attended the baptism of 2-month-old baby Charlotte, who is fourth in line to the throne. The service was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who baptized Prince George and was supported by the Rev. Canon Jonathan Riviere, the Rector of the Sandringham group of parishes.
"It seems that different forms of ambition are hard-wired into almost all of us," Rev. Welby stated in his homily. "At a baptism our ambitions are rightly turned into hopes and prayers for the child, today for Princess Charlotte. Everyone wants something for their children. At our best we seek beauty, not necessarily of form, but of life." more >>
Princess Charlotte, the royal baby of Kate Middleton and Prince William, will be christened in what is expected to be an intimate ceremony next month just two months after her birth.
On Friday Kensington Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have their daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, christened at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham on July 5. The name Elizabeth honors Queen Elizabeth II and Diana honors Prince William's late mother.
Kate Middleton and Prince William named their newborn daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana following her birth on Saturday, May 2.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana," read a tweet from Kensington Palace on Monday. "The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge."
The Duchess of Cambridge delivered a baby girl on Saturday morning in the Lindo Wing, a private facility within the NHS St. Mary's Hospital over the weekend. The newborn weighed in 8 pounds, 3 ounces and both mother and baby are said to be doing well. more >>
As the whole world eagerly awaits the birth of Kate Middleton's second child, her husband Prince William joined the Queen and political leaders to mark 100 years since the start of the Galipoli campaign at the Cenotaph on Saturday, April 25.
Despite the anticipation for the next royal baby heating up, the 32-year-old royal looked composed as he arrived in military uniform. The Prince is on six weeks' unpaid leave from his job learning to fly helicopters for the East Anglian Air Ambulance after finishing the first of his training early.
Prince William's official appearance suggested that things were the same at the private Lindo Wing in Paddington, London, where the Duchess of Cambridge is waiting to go on labor. more >>
The Great Kate wait is on again in the U.K. as many are anxiously awaiting the birth of Kate Middleton's second child.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 33, recently went back to her hometown of Bucklebury, Berkshire to spend some quality time with her 20-month-old son, Prince George, before the arrival of his new sibling.
For months now, there has been a lot of speculation about the royal baby's gender, and many have based it on several factors including the Duchess' sartorial choices and the paint colors which she allegedly ordered for the baby's room. As Royal baby fever grips the world once more, many are pinning their hopes on the baby being a girl. more >>