Adorable. Just Adorable.
I’ve admitted it before and I’ll do it again. I love the Royal Family. I was one of the millions who got up early to watch the fairy tale wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, and I did the same for William and Kate.
This past weekend was the Christening of Princess Charlotte and it was shared with the public.
So much tradition, and a nod to Princess Diana too. The ceremony was small, with just enough tradition and tributes to make you smile. Princess Charlotte arrived in a royal pram which was used by the Queen herself. Prince George’s outfit may have looked a little familiar. It was very similar to one his dad, Prince William, wore when he visited his newborn brother Prince Harry for the first time in September of 1984.
Guests included Charlotte’s grandparents, great-grandparents and aunt and uncle on the Middleton side. Prince Harry is doing charity work in Africa so couldn’t be there.
And surprisingly, they didn’t choose any royalty to be godparents. They asked three friends, and a cousin from both sides. William chose Laura Fellowes, a cousin from Diana’s side of the family, one of many ways to acknowledge the late Princess. It was also the same church Diana was christened in, and the official photographer was one of Diana’s favourites, Mario Testino.
Charlotte wore the royal christening robe last used by her big brother George at his christening in October 2013. The ceremony was conducted by the Church of England’s most senior bishop, the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. He used the lily baptismal font, which was quietly brought up from the Tower of London, where it is housed with the crown jewels. The water in the font came from the River Jordan.