Princess Charlotte will have her christening day on Sunday, and fans will be able to watch live online and catch a glimpse of all the pomp and circumstance thanks to the power of streaming video.
The second child for Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton will be christened Sunday as Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in a ceremony at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham starting at 4:30 p.m. local time. Anticipation has been building around the event, which will feature the family all together and royals wearing their best.
According to USA Today, there is already a hint of the outfit Princess Charlotte will be wearing for her christening.
“As for her, she’ll be in the royal christening gown, 2.0. The original, a silk, satin and lace garment made for Queen Victoria’s first child in 1841, had been worn by every royal baby since and up to 2008. But it was too fragile for further use so the queen commissioned a replica, which George wore and Charlotte will, too.”
There will be some notable absences from Princess Charlotte’s christening. Her uncle, Prince Harry, is committing the summer to doing mission work in Africa and won’t be back, and the Duke of York will be in Papua New Guinea for an official visit.
Those who watch the Princess Charlotte christening live online will also get a chance to see firsthand who is chosen for her godparents. Prince Williams and Kate Middleton are reportedly picking six godparents, unlike Charlotte’s older brother George, who has seven.
While speculation has been high about who will be picked, sources say some of those closest to the princess are out of the running. The Daily Telegraph reported that Prince Harry already found out he won’t be picked, with his brother and sister-in-law breaking the news before he left for Africa.
The odds-on favorite for the baby’s godmother is Princess Beatrice, the oldest daughter of the Duke of York. Her younger sister Eugenie is considered a favorite.
The christening itself will be closed to the public, but those willing to brave the crowds can get a glimpse of it. The couple has invited the public to join them by standing in the paddock outside the churchyard.
But those not able to make it there will get a chance to see it as well. They can watch the Princess Charlotte christening live online thanks to streaming video from the Telegraph. The feed will start one hour before the christening.
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