Royal Christenings: Through the Years
PRINCESS CHARLOTTE: 2015
In a nod to one of her namesakes, Charlotte is christened at Sandringham's St. Mary Magdalene church in Norfolk, England, where Princess Diana was once baptized. The family uses a lot of the same touches from Prince George's big day – the christening gown, lily font and archbishop, among other details – but there is one difference: the family of four walks to the ceremony together, giving fans a glimpse of the pint-size royal heirs.
PRINCE GEORGE: 2013
PRINCE WILLIAM: 1982
Prince Charles looks on as Princess Diana expertly soothes a baby William, in his lavish hand-me-down christening gown, in Buckingham Palace's ornate Music Room on Aug. 4.
PRINCE HARRY: 1984
Prince Charles and Princess Diana's second son takes the spotlight, posing with his mum and dad after his Dec. 21 baptism at St George's Chapel in Windsor, England, performed by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie.
PRINCE CHARLES: 1948
Four years before her accession to the throne, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip proudly show off their first child after his December christening at London's Buckingham Palace.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II: 1926
One of the last royals to be christened in the Buckingham Palace chapel before it was destroyed during World War II, the future queen is tenderly cradled by her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, in this official June 1 photo.
KING EDWARD VIII: 1894
Four generations of British monarchs pose for the camera at White Lodge, Richmond, England, in this historic July 16 snapshot. Queen Victoria holds her newly christened great-grandson, the future King Edward VIII, flanked by her son "Bertie" who became Edward VII, and her grandson, the future George V.
PRINCESS BEATRICE: 1988
The Duke and Duchess of York – Prince Andrew and then wife, Sarah – baptize their first child, Princess Beatrice, on Dec 20, at the Royal Chapel at St. James's Palace, London.
PRINCESS EUGENIE: 1990
Princess Eugenie blazes a different path at just 9 months old as the first royal baby to have a public christening, taking place during a regular Sunday service at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene at the Queen's Sandringham estate on Dec. 23.