She’s not even two months old, but Princess Charlotte already has her first public ceremony under belt.
Charlotte’s christening was held yesterday at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, and witnesses say it featured all the pomp and pageantry of a coronation.
The event was steeped in tradition, but Kate Middleton and Prince William proved yet again that they’re a modern royal couple for the 21st Century.
Charlotte’s gown was the same that Prince George wore at his christening. It’s almost an exact replica of the gown that’s been used by the royals since 1841.
Unlike monarchs of the past, however, Will and Kate made certain that the christening was a jovial, semi-public affair by opening part of the church grounds and strolling through the crowd with Charlotte in her buggy:
Of course, much of the hubbub surrounding the ceremony concerned the question of who would receive the honor of being selected as Charlotte’s godparents.
Yet again, Will and Kate passed over their famous immediate family members in favor of close friends and more distant relatives.
The couple chose Will’s friends James Meade and Thomas van Straudenzee and his cousin Laura Fellowes, as well as Kate’s friend …read more
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