Royal christenings through the years: The Queen to Princess Charlotte

2 July 2018, 15:17

Royal christenings
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By Tom Eames

Prince Louis' christening is just days away, so let's look back at past Royal christenings.

  1. Queen Elizabeth II

    Queen Elizabeth christening
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    The Duchess of York (later The Queen Mother), holds then-Princess Elizabeth, with her husband King George VI during her christening on May 29, 1926. The service took place at the private chapel at Buckingham Palace.

  2. Prince Charles

    Prince Charles christening
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    Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) holds Prince Charles with Prince Phillip behind them, after the christening ceremony at Buckingham Palace on December 15, 1948. Charles wore the Honiton lace christening robe, which was made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter.

  3. Princess Anne

    Princess Anne christening
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    Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) holds daughter Princess Anne, alongside her father King George VI, and her sister Princess Margaret. Princess Anne was christened on October 21 1950, in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace.

  4. Prince William

    Prince William christening
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    Princess Diana cradles Prince William on his christening day, August 4 1982. Prince Charles, the Duke of Edinburgh, The Queen and The Queen Mother also appear.

  5. Prince Harry

    Prince Harry christening
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    Princess Diana holds Prince Harry after his christening on December 21, 1984. Prince Harry was christened Henry Charles Albert David, and wore the Honiton lace christening robe, like every Royal before him.

  6. Prince George

    Prince George christening
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    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hold Prince George at his Christening ceremony on October 23, 2013. He wore a replica of the Honiton lace gown, which was also used for Princess Charlotte at her christening.

  7. Princess Charlotte

    Princess Charlotte christening
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    The Duchess of Cambridge holds Princess Charlotte, alongside Prince William, the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cornwall on July 5, 2015. The christening took place at St Mary Magdalene Church at the Queen's Sandringham estate, Norfolk.