Princess Charlotte's Adorably Official Christening Pics Have Arrived

By Jason Marshall


You don't have to be royalty to appreciate a rather handsome family when you see one.

And although her older brother (and his outfit) might've upstaged her Christening over the weekend, it appears Princess Charlotte more than compensates in the official photos from the big day.

Mario Testino shot the photos which include a group shot of the royal family (seen above) looking collectively gorgeous at the fancy family affair.

Like her older brother George, Charlotte was dressed for the occasion in a replica of the intricate lace-and-satin christening gown made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, in 1841. 

Meanwhile, Prince George was clearly inspired by his dad, Prince William, on Sunday. 

The two-year-old heir looked adorable in a Rachel Riley collared white shirt with red embroidery, which he paired with red shorts with white button details, white socks and black dress shoes.

His father wore almost the same ensemble, with a slightly different patterned shirt, when he stepped out in September 1984 to meet his new baby brother, Prince Harry, for the first time.

The ceremony was private — Queen Elizabeth, her husband Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Kate's family were among a small group of guests allowed inside. Guests also included five godparents that William and Kate chose for Charlotte, including William's cousin Laura Fellowes, Kate's cousin Adam Middleton, and three of the couple's friends.



tags: Catherine Middleton, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Christening