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Thu, 5 Jul, 2018Fiona Tomarchio

The reason Princess Charlotte was christened at a different chapel to her brothers

The reason Princess Charlotte was christened at a different chapel to her brothers

As Prince Louis’s christening fast approaches on July 9, it has come to the attention of many royal fans that his big sister Princess Charlotte was christened at a different chapel to her two brothers.

Two-month-old Prince Louis, like his older brother, is set to be christened at the Chapel Royal in St James’ Palace.

However, their sister Charlotte’s christening in 2015 took place in Sandringham at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, and there’s a very special reason why.

It turns out her late grandmother, Princess Diana, was also christened at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, and it is thought this is the reason behind Prince William and Kate choosing the sentimental chapel for their daughter.

William’s mother Princess Diana was christened on August 30, 1961, in the church at Sandringham – roughly 54 years before her granddaughter’s ceremony took place.

In another nod to her grandmother, who tragically died in 1997 at the age of 36, Princess Charlotte’s full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

Meanwhile, Prince Louis is set to be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury – the same archbishop who presided over Prince Harry and Meghan’s nuptials in May – at St James’ Palace in London at the Chapel Royal, which will feature the Lily Font water feature (used for all royal family members), and water flown in from the River Jordan in the Middle East.

It’s a tradition for royal babies to be christened between two and three months after birth, and Prince Louis is expected to be wearing the same christening gown his siblings George and Charlotte wore.

 

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