Princess Charlotte makes public appearance at intimate christening ceremony

02/06/2015

Britain's Princess Charlotte has been christened in an intimate ceremony in the royal baby's second public appearance since her birth nine weeks ago.
 
Just 21 guests attended the low-key baptism held inside the 16th century Church of St Mary Magdalene on the country estate of the baby's great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday (local time), as crowds waited outside.
 
Overnight campers and early risers, many wearing Union Jack-printed clothing, had braved wet weather to get a prime spot on the paddock outside the church at Sandringham estate in Norfolk, eastern England, ahead afternoon service.
 
Parents William and Kate walked to the service from a nearby royal residence with Charlotte and her brother George, giving the public their second glimpse of the little princess since she appeared on the steps of a London hospital after her birth on May 2.
 
William and Kate announced early on Sunday that Charlotte would have five godparents, including William's cousin Laura Fellowes and Kate's cousin Adam Middleton, as well as Kate's friend Sophie Carter, and two close friends of William's, James Meade and Thomas van Straubenzee.
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