Get ready for letting out a big 'awwww'. Princess Charlotte is christened, here are all the details from inside her special day...
Princess Charlotte was christened surrounded by her royal family – and of course big brother Prince George – last weekend as the Cambridge family of four were seen in public for the first time together.
Now, the official photos – taken by Mario Testino – have been released by Kensington Palace and blimey, THEY. ARE. GORGEOUS!
Look at Princess Charlotte’s little face! Don’t they all look gorgeous! We’re missing Harry though!
We think we need to just take a moment to soak this all up!
Gorgeous nine-week-old Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge (to give her her full title!) was hidden away in a traditional-style black pram as mum Kate, dressed in all white, pushed her to the church.
Big brother George – who turns two on July 22 – walked alongside holding dad Prince William’s hand looking very smart in red shorts, white shirt and blue shoes – the EXACT same outfit William wore to meet his little brother Prince Harry for the first time!
When they arrived at the church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Kate took Princess Charlotte, who is fourth in line to the throne, out of the pram and showed off the beautiful hand made replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly, dressmaker to the Queen.
What a little cutie!
It was a small family affair with The Queen (wearing lilac) and The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and Carole and Michael Middleton all donned their Sunday best for the occasion.
While Prince Harry could not be there due to charity commitments in Africa, Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton and brother James Middleton were both in attendance.
Princess Charlotte’s godparents and their partners made up the rest of the party. The godparents are close friends and family of the royal couple and include Prince William’s cousin the Hon. Laura Fellowes – Princess Diana‘s niece – and Kate’s cousin Adam Middleton. Kate’s friend Sophie Carter and William’s close pals James Meade and Thomas van Straubenzee are also godparents.
Prince Charlotte was christened using the Lily Font – a silver baptismal font which was commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840 after the birth of their first child, Victoria, Princess Royal. It’s been a feature of Royal christenings since and was taken from London especially for the day.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose two hymns – Praise to the Lord, The Almighty and Come Down, O Love Divine. The lesson, Matthew 18, verses 1-5, was read by Princess Charlotte’s godfather James Meade.
After the church service, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invited guests back to Sandringham House for tea where they’ll tuck into slices of christening cake, which is a tier taken from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake – which was made from 17 individual fruit cakes and had eight tiers!