Princess Charlotte's Christening Announced

Princess Charlotte's Christening Announced

Princess Charlotte, the newborn daughter of Britain's Prince William and his wife, Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened in a private ceremony next month, officials said.
 
The royal, who was born on 2 May at St Mary's Hospital in London, weighing 8lb 3oz (3.7kg)., will be christened by Justin Welby in a private ceremony at St Mary Magdalene Church in the Norfolk town. Princess Eugenie and Princess Diana were both baptized at the same church.
 
The fourth in line to the throne, the princess's full name has been registered as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.
 
Kensington Palace said in a statement: "Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce the christening of Princess Charlotte will take place on Sunday, 5th July at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham.
 
"Princess Charlotte will be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby."
"I am delighted to be invited to conduct the baptism of HRH Princess Charlotte," Archbishop Justin Welby said. "It will be an extraordinary honor and privilege to help welcome the princess into the family of the church. Along with her parents and all her family, I look forward to joining in this joyful day of celebration and thanksgiving."

Charlotte will wear the same royal silk and lace christening gown as George. Her godparents will be announced on the day but bookies are strongly favouring aunt Pippa and uncle Harry as well as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

..... Devashree Goenka