Princess Charlotte has officially made her second public appearance!
Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s two-month old daughter was christened today, Sunday, July 5, at around 4:30 p.m. UK time at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.
Charlotte donned a replica of the royal christening gown first worn by Queen Victoria‘s daughter in 1841 when she appeared outside the church — located at Queen Elizabeth‘s Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England — with her parents and older brother, Prince George, 23 months.
Earlier this morning, Kensington Palace announced the five longtime friends and family members Kate and William, both 33, chose to be their daughter’s godparents.
Charlotte’s godfathers are Tom van Straubenzee (William’s friend who served as an usher at his 2011 wedding to Kate), James Meade (William’s former classmate at Eton College) and Adam Middleton (Kate’s cousin). Her godmothers are Laura Fellowe (the daughter of Princess Diana‘s sister) and Sophie Carter (a friend of both William and Kate).
Also in attendance at the lavish affair were the Queen, her husband, Prince Philip, and the baby’s grandparents, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton.
Noticeably absent from the festivities was Charlotte’s uncle, Prince Harry, who is visiting Africa to pursue wildlife conservation work. The 30-year-old royal was also out of the country when his niece was born on May 2 as he was touring Australia.