The Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Everything you need to know about the christening of

Her Royal Highness
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge

in five minutes or less...

Age of Princess Charlotte: 2 months and 4 days old

Date: Sunday, July 5, 2015

Location: St. Mary Magdelene Church, Sandrigham, Norfolk, England. The princess' late grandmother, Princess Diana, was also baptized at St. Mary Magdelene.

In Attendance: Twenty one guests were in attendance including both sets of grandparents, Pippa and James Middleton, Princess Charlotte's godparents and their spouses, and the Queen and Prince Phillip. Prince George's nanny was also in attendance, but not as an official guest. Prince Harry was noticeably absent; he is currently working in Africa.

The Officiant: The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and The Reverend Canon Jonathan Riviere, the Rector of Sandrigham group of parishes

The Service: The Cambridges walked to St. Mary Magdelene from their country home Amner Hall on the Sandrigham estate. The service lasted 30 minutes and included a homily given by the Arch Bishop of Canterbury.

The Godparents:

Laura Fellowes, Thomas Meade, and Adam Middleton with spouses

Laura Fellowes - Prince William's cousin; daughter of Princess Diana's older sister Lady Jane Fellowes

Thomas Van Straubenzee - Prince William's friend and former schoolmate. They met at Ludgrove prep school in Berkshire.

James Meade - Prince William's friend whom he met at Eaton; also good friends with Kate.

Adam Middleton - Kate's cousin; son of Michael Middleton's brother.

Sophie Carter - Kate's friend; ex-girlfriend of fellow godparent Thomas Van Straubenzee. 

Laura Fellowes, Thomas Meade, Sophie Carter

The Fashion: Princess Charlotte wore the same satin and lace christening gown that was worn by her brother, Prince George, in 2013. It is a replica of the one made in 1814 for the christening of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter.

The Duchess was stunning in a fit and flare cream Alexander McQueen coat dress and Jane Taylor fascinator. Her shoes are said to be Russell and Bromley 'Fifth Avenue.' Kate completed her look with the 'Empress' necklace and earring set by jewelers Mappin and Web.

Pippa also opted for cream wearing a high-necked Emilia Wickstead midi dress and Jane Taylor straw cocktail hat with organdy and feather detail.

Prince George wore a romper by Rachel Riley which is being compared to the romper worn by Prince William on his visit to see the newly born Prince Harry in 1984.

The Party: The queen hosted a low-key afternoon tea reception at her private residence on the Sandrigham estate. Guests were served sliced of traditional christening cake, which was a tier from William and Kate's wedding cake.


  1. That picture of Prince George peeking into the carriage is so adorable. I also love the picture of him talking to The Queen, so precious.

  2. I'm so fascinated by the Royals! Love that last picture of Prince George - how precious!

  3. You forgot to mention the part where George stole the show from his sister. That romper (and his cheeks) are just adorable!

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  4. Love this recap!! How stunning are Kate and Pippa?? Like ALL.THE.TIME!!!! That's a lot of godparents! :)

  5. Ahh so cute! That Christening gown is stunning!!

  6. So cute. I've yet to see a look the family can't pull off.