It was announced on Friday that Princess Charlotte will be christened on July 5 at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham Estate, where the late Princess Diana was baptized. As we wait for the exciting event, let's take a look back at Prince George's big day!
The royal christening took place inside the Chapel Royal at St. James Palace in London and was overseen by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The guest list was small (only 22 people were invited) but included the queen and William and Kate's parents and siblings. What is large is the number of godparents, seven in total, which include William's cousin Zara Tindall; Julia Samuel, one of Princess Diana's close friends; and a collection of childhood and college friends of William and Kate. George was christened in a replica of the royal christening robe, which, until 2004, was used to baptize every single royal baby since Queen Victoria's time. A replica was made a few years ago as the original robe had begun to deteriorate. The robe wasn't the only traditional detail in the service, as George was christened in the Lily Font, a silver baptismal font that was commissioned by Queen Victoria, and blessed with water from the River Jordan. As for Kate, she wore a cream Alexander McQueen ensemble. Take a look at Prince George's christening and then see even more royal baby's who have marked the important milestone.