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Princess Charlotte’s Christening Portraits Released

  July 10, 2015 at 3:43 am by

Kensington Palace has released the official photographs taken to mark Princess Charlotte’s christening last weekend. The series of four photos was taken by Mario Testino at Sandringham House after the christening ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com One is a group shot of the Windsors and the Middletons, one is a family shot of the Cambridges, one of Catherine and Charlotte, and one of William and George. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte is Christened

  July 5, 2015 at 1:15 pm by

On July 5, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the second child and first daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was christened at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Her grandmother, the late Princess of Wales, was also christened there. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Charlotte’s godparents are The Hon. Laura Fellowes, Sophie Carter, Adam Middleton, James Meade and Thomas van Straubenzee. Laura Fellowes is a niece of Charlotte’s … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte To Be Christened On July 5

  June 5, 2015 at 6:06 am by

Kensington Palace has confirmed that Princess Charlotte, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened on July 5. The christening will take place at the St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, and will be performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Charlotte was born on May 2 at St Mary’s Hospital and is fourth in line to the throne.

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Monaco’s Princely Twins Have Been Christened

  May 10, 2015 at 8:14 am by

The twins of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco were christened this morning in a ceremony at the Cathédrale de Monaco. Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, dressed in white gowns reportedly from Baby Dior, were baptised into the Roman Catholic faith by Bernard Barsi, the Archbishop of Monaco. Around 700 guests were in attendance in the Cathédrale, including the twins’ paternal aunts, Princesses Caroline and Stephanie. View image … Continue reading

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Christening of Désirée Magnuson

  March 22, 2015 at 3:00 am by

The Swedish Royal Family have celebrated the christening of Princess Christina’s granddaughter Désirée at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm. Désirée Magnuson is the daughter of Gustaf Magnuson and his wife Vicky. The christening took place earlier yesterday morning and was followed by a lunch hosted by Princess Christina and her husband Tord. “Everything went as planned. It was a great ceremony. Everyone was happy and it was fun to see,” Gustaf said … Continue reading

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Baptism Date of Monaco’s Princely Twins Announced

  March 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

The christening date for Monaco’s princely twins has finally been announced, the event will take place on May 10. Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella will be christened at the Cathedral de Monaco during a special morning mass. The twins were born on December 10 at the Maternity Centre of the Princess Grace Hospital. They are first and second in line to the throne of Monaco. Monaco Channel also revealed that … Continue reading

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Archduke Christoph and Archduchess Adélaïde Welcome a Daughter

  January 10, 2015 at 10:39 pm by

Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria (née Drapé-Frisch) gave birth to a daughter on December 22, 2014 in Geneva. The little Archduchess has been named Katarina Marie-Christine Fabiola. Archduchess Katarina was christened very shortly after her birth, on December 27. The christening also took place in Geneva. The little Archduchess’s sponsors are Countess Marie Christine de Limburg Stirum and Galdric Drapé-Frisch. Archduke Christoph and Archduchess Adélaïde were married in a religious ceremony on … Continue reading

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Mia Tindall Christened In Gloucestershire

  December 1, 2014 at 8:33 am by

Mia Grace Tindall, the daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall, was christened at a local church in Gloucestershire on November 30. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Cambridge were amongst those who attended the christening, though the Duchess of Cambridge wasn’t present. Zara is a godmother to the Cambridges’ son, Prince George. There are no photos of the christening, though a short clip can be found here. The footage was … Continue reading

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Baptism of Willem Jan van Vollenhoven

  November 10, 2014 at 10:10 am by

Prince Floris and Princess Aimée baptised their son, Willem Jan, yesterday at the chapel of Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn. All members of the Dutch Royal Family, bar Princess Mabel and her two daughters, attended the event. While they were posing for photos upon arrival, some of the family joked that Willem Jan was the first child they had seen walk into their own baptism (the youngest van Vollenhoven was … Continue reading

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Double Christening Within the House of Bourbon-Parma

  October 5, 2014 at 10:07 pm by

On October 4, Princess Zita Clara of Bourbon-Parma was christened in a double ceremony with her cousin, Alaïa-Maria Brenninkmeijer. The ceremony took place at Noordwijk aan Zee in the Netherlands. Princess Zita Clara was born on 21 February 2014 at the Our Lady Hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is the daughter of the Count and Countess of Bardi. Her godparents are King Willem-Alexander, Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Prince Constantijn … Continue reading

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Two Christenings Within the Non-Reigning Royalty of Europe

  September 27, 2014 at 6:47 am by

Last week, the christenings of Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Athénaïs de Ligne de la Trémoïlle took place. Little Princess Katharina was born on 30 April 2014 to Prince Hubertus and Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She was christened on 20 September 2014 and her godparents are Hereditary Prince Ernst-August of Hanover, Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (Victoria’s sister Madeleine is a … Continue reading

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Princess Louise-Marguerite of Orléans Christened in Druex

  September 7, 2014 at 10:43 pm by

Princess Louise-Marguerite of Orléans, the little daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, who are pretenders to the former French throne, was christened at the Royal Chapel in Dreux, France last weekend. Her godparents are Archduke Michael of Austria, Alvaro de Orléans y Borbón, the Duke of Luynes, Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg and Princess Marguerite of Liechtenstein. The assistants at the christening were Princess Marie-Thérèse, Duchess of Montpensier, Princess … Continue reading

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Princess Amalia Christened in France

  July 12, 2014 at 10:41 pm by

Luxembourg’s tiny Princess Amalia was christened today, at the Chapel Saint-Ferréol-de Lorgues in France. The little Princess arrived to the chapel with her parents, Prince Félix and Princess Claire, and her two godparents, Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (her paternal aunt) and Felix Lademacher (her maternal uncle). Others in attendance were members of her immediate family: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hartmut and Gabriele Lademacher, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume … Continue reading

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Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland is Christened

  June 8, 2014 at 9:50 pm by

Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland’s christening ceremony took place on June 8 at the Royal Chapel in Drottningholm Palace in Sweden. The service was conducted by Archbishop Anders Wejryd, and was assisted by Lars-Göran Lönnermark, the Chaplin to the King and Michael Bjerkhagen, the Pastor of the Royal Court Parish. Princess Leonore’s full name is Leonore Lilian Maria. It was reported that Leonore was a name both her parents liked, as … Continue reading

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Princess Leonore To Be Christened in June

  April 16, 2014 at 1:49 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that the christening of Princess Leonore, daughter of Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O’Neill, will take place on June 8. The christening will be held at the Palace Chapel of Drottningholm Palace. The chapel can seat around 120 guests. Princess Leonore was born on February 20 in New York City, where her parents reside. She was given the names Leonore Lilian Maria. June 8 … Continue reading

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Princess Cécilia of Bourbon-Parma Christened In Piacenza

  April 7, 2014 at 6:56 pm by

Princess Cécilia of Bourbon-Parma’s christening took place on April 5 in Piacenza, Italy, in the city’s cathedral. Princess Cécilia was christened using water from the River Jordan, as is customary for all royal children. In 2012, her elder sister Princess Luisa was christened in Parma. Princess Cécilia’s full name is Cécilia Maria Johanna Beatrix. Cecilia honours her mother, Annemarie Cécilia; Maria honours her godmother, Princess Maria Cecilia; Johanna honours her godfather, … Continue reading

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Maud Windsor Christened at St James’s Palace

  December 17, 2013 at 1:25 am by

Little Maud Windsor, the four-month-old daughter of Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, was christened yesterday at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. The celebration was a small family affair, with the royal family only represented by the Kent branch. Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, the infant’s grandparents, were photographed beaming from their car upon arrival to the palace for the service, accompanied by their daughter, Lady Gabriella. In keeping … Continue reading

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Prince George’s Christening

  October 23, 2013 at 1:48 pm by

At 3pm today, Prince George, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was christened at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace. The three month old prince wore a replica of the Honiton lace gown made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, the Princess Royal, in 1841. The little prince was baptised using water from the River Jordan. Prince George has seven godparents: Zara Phillips, Oliver Baker, Emilia … Continue reading

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Christening of Prince George of Cambridge

  September 27, 2013 at 11:48 am by

It has been announced today that Prince George, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened on October 23, 2013. The christening will take place at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will perform the christening. Prince George was born at St Mary’s Hospital in London on July 22. For the discussion and latest details visit the christening thread.

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Presentation and Christening of Princess Luisa

  September 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma and Piacenza, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie, presented their daughter, Princess Luisa of Bourbon-Parma, to the Basilica Santa Maria della Steccata in Parma on 28 September 2012 in the presence of among others, Prince Jaime, Princess Margarita and Tjalling ten Cate, Princess Carolina and Albert Brenninkmeijer, and Hans and Ank Gualtherie van Weezel. The parents of Princess Annemarie, Hans and Ank, received the Order of Gran Priore … Continue reading

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