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Princess Charlotte to be christened



Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, is planned to be christened on July 5, in the east of England near Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham estate, following her birth on May 2 this year. The ceremony will take place at St Mary Magdalene Church near Sandringham in Norfolk, where William and Kate live in a mansion given to them by the queen.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce the christening of Princess Charlotte will take place on Sunday 5th July," read a statement from Kensington Palace.

The princess will be christened as a member of the Church of England by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The traditional is for British royals to be christened with water from the River Jordan, where Jesus Christ was baptised.

It is anticipated that Charlotte will be dressed in a replica of the lace and satin gown made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, also Victoria, in 1841.

 

Photo: Press Association



  




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