The royal parents employed the Queen's vintage pram and their own wedding cake for their daughter's special day

By Michelle Tauber
Updated July 05, 2015 01:00 PM
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Princess Kate and Prince William could give a master class in artful ways to honor the past.

The royal family orchestrated a portrait-worthy tableau for their daughter Princess Charlotte‘s historic christening on Sunday.

In addition to the outfit worn by her nearly 2-year-old son, Prince George – which echoed the one William wore to meet his then 1-day-old brother Prince Harry in 1984 – there were several other key nods to history.

As Majesty magazine’s Joe Little notes, Kate pushed her 2-month-old daughter in a Millson stroller used by Queen Elizabeth some 50 years ago for her younger children, Princes Andrew and Edward.

And at the afternoon tea taking place after the christening at the Queen’s Sandringham house, the family enjoyed slices of a tier from Kate and William’s wedding cake saved for the occasion.

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“We are of course thrilled and honored that we have in a small way contributed to Princess Charlotte’s christening,” Fiona Cairns, who created the original fruit cake, told PEOPLE.

With reporting by MONIQUE JESSEN