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A family affair! Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana‘s name isn’t the only thing honoring her late grandmother. The royal princess will be christened by the head of Church of England, The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby in the same church her beloved Grandma was baptized! How special!
People reports that Kensington Palace sent out a statement about the little one’s service, which is set to take place on July 5 at St. Mary Magdalene’s Church on Queen Elizabeth II‘s Sandringham estate.
For the ceremony, Charlotte will don traditional christening garb, said to emulate a gown commissioned by Queen Victoria and designed by the Queen’s assistant and senior dressmaker Angela Kelly and Buckingham Palace’s team of dressmakers in 2008.
Princess Diana was not only baptized in the church, she was also born on the property of Queen’s Sandringham estate at at Park House.
The estate is also home to Anmner Hall, Prince William and Duchess Catherine‘s 10-bedroom home, where they’ve been residing since Charlotte’s birth. “Going back to Anmer was the moment they felt they could really breathe after the media frenzy at the hospital and Kensington Palace,” a source told Us Weekly of the home. “Anmer is their safe haven. They love the house so much.
The last royal to be christened in at St. Mary Madgalene’s was 25-year-old Princess Eugenie.
Prince George’s christening was a bit different, held in the center of London, with a private ceremony at the intimate Chapel Royal at St James’ Palace.
We can’t wait to see some new family photos, and how undeniably adorable Charlotte will look in her christening outfit.