• Princess Charlotte's christening: the church's links to William's dear mother

    St Mary Magdalene Church, where the christening of Princess Charlotte will take place, holds a special place in Prince William's heart. The picturesque 16th-century chapel on the Queen's Sandringham estate is also where his beloved mother Princess Diana was baptised on August 30, 1961. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Lady Diana Spencer was baptised at St Mary Magdalene in 1961 Diana grew up at Park House on the estate, which is why the Spencers had close links to the royal family even before her marriage to Prince Charles. The location must have been chosen by William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née

  • Royal christening photographer Mario Testino's best celebrity portraits

    In just a few days Prince William and Kate and the couple's two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will sit down to have their first official photographs taken as a family of four. Newborn baby Charlotte will be christened on Sunday 5 July, and photographer-to-the-stars Mario Testino has been chosen to capture the day. This is not the first time that Mario, who was awarded an honorary OBE for his talent, has worked with the royal family. The 60-year-old was the creative mastermind behind William and Kate's engagement photos, taken back in 2010 when the Duchess was still Miss Middleton. CLICK

  • The Royal Mint unveil Princess Charlotte's commemorative christening coin

    The Royal Mint has unveiled the design for Princess Charlotte's £5 christening coin, which has been approved by her proud parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well as the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The coin – which was designed by respected engraver John Bergdahl, who also created Prince George's christening coin – is decorated with harp-playing cherubs encircled by lilies. A baroque-style oval frame at the centre of the coin bears the inscription, "To celebrate the Christening of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge 2015." CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY The Royal Mint have unveiled Princess Charlotte's

  • Royal christening: the church's links to Princess Diana

    St Mary Magdalene Church, where the christening of Princess Charlotte is being held, holds a special place in Prince William's heart. The picturesque 16th-century chapel on the Queen's Sandringham estate is also where his beloved mother Princess Diana was baptized on August 30, 1961.CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERYLady Diana Spencer was baptised at St Mary Magdalene in 1961 Photo: Getty ImagesDiana grew up at Park House on the estate, which is why the Spencers had close links to the royal family even before her marriage to Prince Charles.The location must have been chosen by William and Kate Middleton

  • Princess Charlotte's commemorative christening coin unveiled

    The Royal Mint has unveiled the design for Princess Charlotte's christening coin, which has been approved by her proud parents Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The £5 ($8) coin - which was designed by respected engraver John Bergdahl, who also created Prince George's christening coin – is decorated with harp-playing cherubs encircled by lilies. A baroque-style oval frame at the centre of the coin bears the inscription, "To celebrate the Christening of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge 2015." CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY The Royal Mint have unveiled Princess Charlotte's christening coin

  • Camilla Parker Bowles shows off her green thumb at flower charity event

    Flower power! It seems like a love of flowers runs in the royal family. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and Prince Charles have all showed off their green thumbs lately, and now the Duchess of Cornwall is joining in as well. Camilla made a visit to the Floral Angels charity on Wednesday where she learned to make a bouquet from recycled flowers. Clarence House took to their official Instagram account to show off the royal's creation. "The team of volunteers from the Floral Angels charity showed The Duchess of Cornwall their creations at Clarence House today," a photo of the engagement