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HMQueenElizabethII 10-28-2004 08:42 AM

Christenings of William (1982) and Harry (1984)
Are there any pics of Prince Harry's Christening?Please post here.

pdas1201 10-28-2004 11:27 PM

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I found some pics which I am sure you've probably seen before. I found them on isifa. I'll try to find some more...

corazon 10-29-2004 02:31 PM

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official photos

corazon 10-29-2004 02:35 PM

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one more of harry with mummy

corazon 10-29-2004 02:42 PM

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With family and godparents.

HMQueenElizabethII 10-31-2004 07:06 PM

Very beautiful!Thanks for these nice pictures.

gaggleofcrazypeople 11-01-2004 03:10 PM

Wasn't Willaim being particularly bad on that day and stealing the limelight from Harry?

sara1981 11-03-2004 11:21 AM


Originally Posted by gaggleofcrazypeople
Wasn't Willaim being particularly bad on that day and stealing the limelight from Harry?


when he was young William stole from his brother's christening day but its not laughing or funny!

Sara Boyce

florawindsor 05-16-2005 03:08 AM

i found some pic of Wills&Harry wearing the same clothes on corbis, but they were taken in Oct 1984:(
Wills was only 2 in 1984, i don't believe he understood the words 'stealing the limelight' then. children are bound to be like that. maybe he's excited with so many ppl and cameras

gaggleofcrazypeople 05-16-2005 05:40 PM

Can you post it anyway?

Sammy 06-14-2005 12:25 PM

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Just a few that weren't already posted.

corazon 06-14-2005 12:50 PM

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Photos from Queen Broadcast 1984
(sorry for the quality)

gaggleofcrazypeople 06-14-2005 05:45 PM

What is with the blue background in the first pics? Its hideous!

corazon 06-14-2005 06:02 PM

the photo is in the corridor of the windsor castle, sorry by the little quality of the images.

florawindsor 06-15-2005 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by gaggleofcrazypeople
Can you post it anyway?

i guess it's not from the same occasion after all cos in the picture Di was not wearing the same dress. maybe W&H recycled their clothes

gaggleofcrazypeople 06-15-2005 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by florawindsor
maybe W&H recycled their clothes

I think they still do that!

TheTruth 05-16-2007 08:39 AM

Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Prince Philip after the birth of William in 1982 :
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Other picture :
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Angl3 05-24-2008 02:11 PM

aren`t there some pix of William`s christening??

Mermaid1962 05-24-2008 05:42 PM

None of the actual christening, no. The posting just above yours has one of the family group after William's christening, though. It's the first one.


Originally Posted by Angl3 (Post 770690)
aren`t there some pix of William`s christening??

ghost_night554 06-24-2010 08:13 PM

Is it wrong that I'm bumping this? Okay I decided to post some info I found from People Magazine about William's christening

It was a brief ceremony for His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales—but then, it was only the first of thousands. The very first official pronouncements of the infant who is expected one day to be King of England were the three little squeaks he emitted in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace as Dr. Robert Runcie, the Archbishop of Canterbury, poured the baptismal water over his head. Although medieval Britons believed that such cries were a sign that the Devil had left the child's body, Diana still blushed at each squeal, Prince Charles gallantly wiped dribbles from his son's chin and Queen Elizabeth later joked that her grandson showed stage presence: "He's a good speech-maker." Dr. Runcie abandoned the sonorous old Book of Common Prayer service in favor of the modern baptismal rite and adjured William's parents and godparents "to bring up this child to fight against evil and follow Christ."

It was, however, a distinctly elegant affair. The Choristers of the Chapels Royal sang two hymns during the 25-minute ritual, for which William wore a voluminous 1841 christening robe of Honiton lace over Spitalfields silk, made for Queen Victoria's son, the future Edward VII. The gown has aged gracefully over the years, from white to ivory to its current magnolia shade. The Queen was in a dress of periwinkle blue with white spots, Princess Diana in a floral summer print of pink and white and a wide-brimmed pink hat. The silver gilt lily font, from which the British monarchs have been christened since 1841, was brought to Buckingham Palace from the Tower of London for the occasion.

After the christening, the royals retreated for photographs and lunch as well as for champagne and christening cake (the top layer of Charles and Diana's wedding cake). The young Prince got only a quick peek at the festivities before being whisked away by his nanny, Barbara Barnes. As one observer put it, "Royal babies adhere rigidly to nursery routines," christening or not.
For anyone who didn't know the press photos afterwards were taken in the White Drawing Room

And just a small mention of Harry's christening. Mostly talks about the apparent feud with Princess Anne:

While 3-month-old Prince Henry Charles Albert David, third in line to the British throne, was ceremoniously baptized over a Victorian gilded lily font by the Archbishop of Canterbury at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, his Auntie Anne and her husband, Capt. Mark Phillips, were out shooting in the countryside, bagging rabbits.
Here are some pics as well from William's christening from my own collection.
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Some videos as well

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