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Princess Charlotte’s Christening: A Primer


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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.

The godparents:

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?

The portraits:

The official portraits will be taken by Mario Testino, who was also responsible for Prince William and Kate's engagement shoot(Update: See them here!)

The gown:

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.

The cake:

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 church:

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 water:

The Princess will be baptized in Holy Water from the River Jordan, which is also known as Jesus' Evian.