Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born on Saturday the 2nd of May 2015, in the Lindo Wing of London's St Mary's Hospital. She weighed 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg).

Princess Charlotte is fourth in line to the throne, after her grandfather, father and of course her big brother Prince George. Because of the changes to the succession law effected in 2015, she cannot be displaced in the line for the throne if her parents give her a baby brother.

Princess Charlotte’s christening was held at the church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham. The church was chosen as the venue in tribute to Prince William’s beloved late mother Princess Diana, who was baptised there in 1961. An estimated 3,500 people were in the crowd at Sandringham to see the royal guests arrive for the christening. There was only 22 attendees to the royal christening.

The Godparents - Thomas van Straubenzee, one of Prince William's oldest school friends, James Meade, a friend of Prince William from their time at Eton, Laura Fellowes a niece of Princess Diana, Sophie Carter, a friend of the Duchess and finally Adam Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s first cousin. So no royal godparents at all, anyone who put an accumulator on all five of those names will be retiring on their winnings!

Propped up in a 1950s Millsons pram borrowed from the Queen and once used for Princes Andrew and Edward, Charlotte could be seen peeking out through the traditional royal silk and lace christening gown the same gown worn by her big brother Prince George. The lace gown was a replica of the historic 1841 design Honiton lace christening robe made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter.

She may have been too young to know what was going on but big brother Prince George, who will be two later this month, was delighted by the crowds as he walked beside her holding his daddy's hand. George wore an £85 Rachel Riley outfit comprised of adorable red shorts and a smocked shirt, he entertained the 3,500-strong crowd with his antics, adorably peeping into his sister's pram and attempting to run off into the churchyard.

Royal infants are often welcomed into the Christian faith within weeks of being born - in Charlotte's case, just over two months after her arrival on the 2nd May. The Prince of Wales was one month and one day old at his own christening. The Queen was five weeks old when she was christened and Prince George was baptised in October 2013 and was three months old.

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