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Royal Baby Princess Charlotte Is Christened

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Princess Charlotte has officially been christened.

The 9-week-old royal baby arrived with her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as big brother Prince George at St. Mary Magdalene Church on her great-grandmother's royal Sandringham estate near the East Coast of England on Sunday for her baptism.

While the ceremony itself was private (limited to family members including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and wife Camilla, as well as the Middleton family), well-wishers lined the path that led to the stone church where Princess Diana was christened in 1961 as Prince William, Catherine (aka Kate Middleton), little George and Princess Charlotte strolled up to the ceremony.

The royal couple chose five godparents for their young daughter: friends Sophie Carter and James Meade, Adam Middleton (Catherine's first cousin), the Hon. Laura Fellowes (Prince William's cousin on his mother's side) and Thomas van Straubenzee (a former classmate of William's), according to Yahoo.

Princess Charlotte wore a replica of a 172-year-old christening gown made for Queen Victoria's daughter in 1841, the site reported. It's the same gown that Prince George wore to his christening in 2013.

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