Well-wishers cheer as royal baby Charlotte is Christened
Britain’s Princess Charlotte was Christened yesterday in a private ceremony at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk.
The baby’s chubby cheeks could be seen as Kate lifted her from her pram as they were about to enter the church. Charlotte had started to cry and Kate picked her up to settle her ahead of the service.
As her big brother George entered the churchyard, he let go of his dad William’s hand and made his own way through the grounds. As his mother tended to his sister, the inquisitive youngster tried to make his way into the church by himself.
William and Kate delighted the large crowds of well-wishers by walking the short distance to the 16th century venue from nearby Sandringham House with George and Charlotte.
Just 21 guests were among the congregation including the princess’s five godparents. They are Diana, Princess of Wales’ niece and William’s cousin Laura Fellowes; Kate’s cousin Adam Middleton; Sophie Carter – a long-term confidante of Kate’s; William’s Eton school friend James Meade; and one of his best friends Thomas van Straubenzee.
Hundreds of royal fans, some of whom camped out overnight, founds spots inside the paddock – the area outside the church after William and Kate gave permission for the area to be open to the public.
Prince Harry was missing from the event, having already left to spend three months in Africa.
Kate was dressed in a stylish ivory Alexander McQueen outfit with Jane Taylor hat.