Royal Christenings: A Comparison Between The Baptisms of Prince George & Princess Charlotte

Everyone has seen the recent lovely photos of the christening of Princess Charlotte, as well as those of Prince George’s baptism back in 2013. Below a comparison is made between the two Royal christenings, highlighting the differences between the two regal siblings.

First of all, it was location, location, location. Prince George was christened on October 23, 2013, at the Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace in London.

Princess Charlotte was christened at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham Estate in Norfolk — the country estate of the baby’s great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Charlotte was christened in the Lily Font, which was commissioned for the baptism of Princess Victoria over 170 years ago. According to the Mirror Online, the Lily Font is so valuable, it is normally kept alongside the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.

As can be seen from extracts from an infographic of the Royal christenings, courtesy of Little Doves, both events were peaceful, calm and private, with only 22 guests present. At both Royal christenings, the guests enjoyed a tier from the wedding cake from Prince William and Kate’s 2011 wedding cake at an afternoon tea at a location close by.

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Then, there are the godparents who attended the Royal Christenings. Between Prince George and Princess Charlotte, they have a selection of godparents, ranging from William’s and Kate’s families, to friends of the Royal family and personal friends of Prince William and his bride, clearly set out in the image below.

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Other interesting facts about the Royal christenings are that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte wore the same gown, a replica of the Royal Family’s 172-year-old Victorian robe. According to People, the robe was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth and created by her assistant, Angela Kelly, and Buckingham Palace’s team of dressmakers back in 2008.

In the case of Princess Charlotte, she was christened in the same church as the late Princess Diana, her paternal grandmother. Speaking of Prince George, the Royal Mint created a commemorative coin for his christening.

When Prince George was christened, he was 91 days old, whereas Princess Charlotte was only 64 days old at the time of her christening.

Kate dressed in style for both Royal Christenings, wearing beautiful gowns by Alexander McQueen, the same label that created her stunning wedding gown back in 2011.

Prince William opted in both cases for a blue suit, although at Prince George’s christening, he wore a baby blue tie and at Princess Charlotte’s a red tie — probably preferring not to wear baby pink.

While Princess Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015, her brother entered the world on July 22, 2013, making today the celebration of Prince George’s second birthday, as noted recently on the Inquisitr.

The Royal christenings may have varied in several aspects, but both Prince George and his lovely sister, Princess Charlotte, have a great life ahead of them with their royal parents, Prince William and Kate.

In other Royal news, Queen Elizabeth II was involved in what some described as a “road rage” incident recently in Windsor Great Park. She was driving the car at the time and swerved onto the grass verge to avoid a family strolling on the pathway.

[Photos: Royal Christenings / Getty Images Europe]