Will new Royal baby be christened in Norfolk?
PUBLISHED: 13:35 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:41 23 April 2018
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Walking through the crowds pushing their new daughter in a vintage pram, the Duke and Duchess delighted crowds of wellwishers who gathered outside the tiny Norfolk church where she was christened.
Instead of London or Windsor, William and Kate chose the Church of St Mary Magdalene at Sandringham for Charlotte’s christening.
The venue is close to Anmer Hall, which was the couple’s main residence at the time.
On a glorious July day, thousands got to see the tiny princess up close, while mischevious George tried to run away from his father.
A traditional christening beckons for Cambridges’ third child. With father William - a future king - one day set to be Head of the Church of England, the royal baby must be welcomed into the Christian faith.
Prince George was baptised when he was three months old, while Princess Charlotte was only nine weeks.
Just like George and Charlotte, the new baby will wear a replica of the intricate frilly cream lace and satin robe made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter in 1841.
George was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Revd Justin Welby at St James’s Palace’s Chapel Royal in 2013. The venue could well be chosen for the new prince or princess’s christening.
George was on his best behaviour, blowing bubbles beforehand and being quiet and peaceful afterwards.
With a guest list of only 23 people, a number of senior royals were missing including the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex.
Those at the private service included the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, the Middletons, plus George’s godparents and their spouses and William’s former nanny Jessie Webb, who had been helping to care for George.