Princess Charlotte to Be Christened at Same Church Where Princess Diana Was Blessed on July 5

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby daughter outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in London, Britain May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a girl, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George. | (Photo: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett)

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.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce the christening of Princess Charlotte [and] will take place on Sunday, 5th July," a Kensington Palace tweet read.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will christen Princess Charlotte before the royal family at Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham estate in Norfolk, on England's eastern coast. Princess Eugenie and Princess Diana were both baptized at the same church.

"I am delighted to be invited to conduct the baptism of HRH Princess Charlotte," Archbishop Justin Welby said. "It will be an extraordinary honor and privilege to help welcome the princess into the family of the church. Along with her parents and all her family, I look forward to joining in this joyful day of celebration and thanksgiving."

There is no word yet on who Princess Charlotte's godparents will be, although reports claim Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie along with Middleton's sister, Pippa, and William's brother, Prince Harry, are odds-on favorites for British bookmakers.

The ceremony will take place two weeks ahead of the second birthday of Princess Charlotte's older brother, George Alexander Louis. He was christened by Welby at St. James's Palace in London on Oct. 23, 2013, and he has seven godparents.

Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Charles and Camilla are expected to join the Middleton's family for the private event.

Princess Charlotte was born on May 2 at St. Mary's Hospital and weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces at birth.

The baby girl, fourth in line to the throne, is formally known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

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