Sunday, 5 July 2015

Mini History Blogs: Baptism of Princess Charlotte

5th July 2015 

Did you know that the water used for royal baptisms always comes from the River Jordan where the Bible says that Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist.

Princess Charlotte, daughter of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, will be baptised today at Church of St Mary Magdalene at Sandringham where there are two fonts, traditionally a royal baptism takes place at the silver gilt Lily Font that was commissioned by Queen Victoria. 

The princess will wear a gown commissioned by our queen and made from cream lace and satin which is a replica of the famous Honiton lace dress which was made for the christening of the eldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1841. This gown was used for royal baptisms for decades but is now too fragile to be worn.

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