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Today, Princess Charlotte gets christened! From the godparents to the super exclusive water they'll be splashing around, here's everything you need to know about her first official duty as a Royal.
Princess Charlotte has a Royal entourage of godparents, obviously. Among the lucky few who've been granted a front row seat at this thing: Laura Fellowes, the sentimental favorite and daughter of Diana's sister Jane, Will and Kate's college buds; Thomas "Van" Straubenzee, Sophie Carter, and James Meade, as well as Kate's cousin, Adam Middleton. Catch that Pippa burn?
Princess Charlotte will wear the traditional christening gown of the Royal family. It's a frilly, floor-length family heirloom that's seen its fair share of Holy Water and/or Royal baby drool.
Per even more tradition, Princess Charlotte's christening cake is a tier from William and Kate's wedding cake. Yes folks, they've been saving this thing since 2011. But don't worry it gets re-iced. Nice.
The ceremony will go down at St. Mary Magdalene Church, which is also the church where Diana was christened as a baby. L'aww.
The Princess will be baptized in Holy Water from the River Jordan, which is also known as Jesus' Evian.