Princess Charlotte Is Christened! Details From the Private Service

Kate Middleton, Prince William, Princess Charlotte
Prince William, Prince George, Kate Middleton, and Princess Charlotte arrive at Charlotte's christening on July 5.  Chris Jackson/Getty Images

It's official! On Sunday, July 5, the royal family arrived at the 16th century Church of St. Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate in Paddington, London, for the christening of Princess Charlotte

Proud parents Kate Middleton and Prince William escorted their son, Prince George, and their newborn daughter into the church as hundreds of well-wishers watched. Princess Charlotte was crying as Kate lifted her out of her pram, but the Duchess of Cambridge — in a stunning all-cream Alexander McQueen suit and Jane Taylor fascinator — calmed the little girl. 

After greeting the crowd and posing for a few photos, the family and guests went inside the church for the private 45-minute ceremony. 

The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, presided over the ceremony and personally baptized Princess Charlotte. He was joined by The Reverend Canon Jonathan Riviere and the Rector of the Sandringham group of parishes. 

Following the service, the family exited the church and once again greeted the cheering crowd. 

Additional reporting by Ellie Flynn.

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