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Princess Charlotte Christening Date Set for July 5


Princess Charlotte will be christened on Sunday, July 5, Kensington Palace has announced.

The christening of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s daughter will take place at St Mary Magdalene Church at the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Princess Charlotte was born on May 2 at St Mary’s Hospital in London, weighing 8lb 3oz.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was “delighted” to have been invited to conduct the baptism.

He said: “It will be an extraordinary honor and privilege to help welcome the princess into the family of the church.”

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The princess is the fourth in line to the UK’s throne and her full name has been registered as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.

On June 1, Prince William returned to work as a pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance after taking a break over the birth of Princess Charlotte.

Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children have been at their home Anmer Hall on the Sandringham estate since leaving London shortly after the birth of the princess, their second child.

The family is expected to be based at Anmer Hall for the next few years as they raise Princess Charlotte and their first born Prince George, who is almost two, with the help of a full-time nanny.

Prince George’s christening took place in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in London in October 2013.

He was born at St Mary’s Hospital on July 22, 2013.

The prince, who is the third in line to the throne, wore a replica of the lace and satin christening gown made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, the Princess Royal, in 1841.

Prince George’s christening was private, with only senior royals, four members of the Middleton family, the seven godparents and their spouses among the 22 guests.

The prince’s godparents are the Princess Royal’s daughter Zara Tindall, Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel, William van Cutsem.

Prince William and Kate Middleton have yet to announce Princess Charlotte’s godparents.