Everything we know about Princess Charlotte’s christening so far

The truth about the rumours behind nods to Princess Diana and celebrity godparents


We haven’t had a glimpse of Princess Charlotte since those photos of her with big brother Prince George. But the newest member of the Royal family is set to make a public appearance when she’s christened on Sunday.


So ahead of the big day, here’s all you need to know about the royal christening…

Where and when?

Princess Charlotte will be christened on Sunday 5 July – just over 2 months after she was born on 2 May. The ceremony will take place at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate – just a short walk from the family’s Norfolk home Anmer Hall. The church is where Charlotte’s late grandmother Princess Diana was baptised in 1961 when she was the same age. The christening location is the second nod to Charlotte’s late grandmother – the first when William and Kate chose Diana as one of their daughter’s middle names in honour of the princess.


Who’s going to be the godparents?

Prince Harry is favourite to be godfather – but he won’t be present at the ceremony because he’s in Africa where he will spend the summer doing conservation and charity work. David Beckham is also being tipped as a contender for the role. The famous ex-footballer is good friends with Wills and Kate and could surely teach Charlotte a thing or two, being a dad of four. Aunt Pippa, as well as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are favourites for godmother.


What will she wear?

Charlotte will wear the same royal satin and lace christening gown as her big brother George did back in 2013. But we have a sneaky suspicion Charlotte might look a bit better in the frilly affair. Well if she can make that knitted cap look good then we’re sure she can rock anything.

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