Princess Charlotte's Christening Will Be Very Different from George's

If you've been wondering when you're going to get another peek at the sweetest little newborn princess, you'll have to wait just a few more days. The royal family will gather on July 5 in Sandringham, England, to celebrate Princess Charlotte's christening. Aside from seeing the 2-month-old peanut dressed to the nines in white, we got all the details about her upcoming baptism -- and you can expect a celebration that is very different from big brother's George's baptism.


Charlotte, who is the fourth in line to the British throne, will be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene near the royals' country estate. The Reverend Canon Jonathan Riviere and the Rector of the Sandringham parishes are also expected to join in the ceremony.

The christening will be private, and guests that are expected to attend include Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall Camilla, and Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton. One family member who will have to miss the festivities? Prince Harry, who plans to spend the summer in Namibia working with the Nature Conservancy and Save the Rhino Trust.

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It seems Kate Middleton and Prince Will may be feeling a little more lax with their second child (happens to the best of us) because, unlike Prince George's super-closed-off christening inside Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace, the public will be able to gather outside of the church this time beside the open paddock and catch a glimpse of Charlotte -- though, I suspect you'll have to start lining up five days in advance if you hope to see even a bit of her bonnet.

No word yet on who will have the honor of representing the family as Charlotte's godmother and godfather -- one early guess was that Prince Harry would be involved, but how will that be possible if he's not even in England at the time?

Who do you suspect will be named Charlotte's godparents?


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