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17 beautiful royal christening moments in photos

We love to see regal babies in their gowns!

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Sophie Hamilton
Parenting Editor
16 August 2021
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Royal christenings are wonderful events where parents come together with the rest of the royal family to celebrate the baptism of their child. We've loved seeing photographs of these special events over the years – all those sweet babies, incredible gowns and adoring relatives celebrating the birth of a new royal.

As we wait to see when Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall and the Duchess of Sussex might christen their babies this year, we remember some of the most beautiful moments of past regal christenings.

Prince Louis of Cambridge

Little Louis slept peacefully in his mum's arms as the family arrived at his christening service in July 2018. Duchess Kate coordinated perfectly with her son's ivory gown at the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace in London.

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Prince Julian of Sweden

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia celebrated the christening of their third son, Prince Julian, in August 2021. The tot, who was born in March, was baptised at Drottningholm Palace's church just outside Stockholm.

He was dressed in the christening gown worn by his father to his own baptism in 1979. The family heirloom dates back to Prince Gustaf Adolf's christening in 1906 and has been worn by royal babies since.

Proud mum Princess Sofia looked beautiful in a floral A-line long puff-sleeve maxi dress by Etro for her son's christening, while her husband, Prince Carl Philip, wore his military uniform.

The couple were also joined by their eldest sons, Prince Alexander, five, and Prince Gabriel, three, who looked adorable in matching navy shorts, white shirts and cream blazers.

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Prince William

What a loving moment. The year was 1982 and Princess Diana and then-husband Prince Charles both look adoringly at their baby boy William on the day of his Christening at Buckingham Palace.

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Princess Anne

The Queen looked so elegant as she held a very happy Princess Anne after her christening in October 1950. The picture was taken at Buckingham Palace.

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Prince Alexander of Sweden

The look of love! Prince Carl Philip and wife Princess Sofia shared a special moment as they christened their son Alexander in September 2016 at Palace Chapel in in Stockholm. How cute is Alexander's mini blue sash to match his father's?!

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Prince George of Cambridge

What a stylish pair! The Duchess of Cambridge beams as she holds her son Prince George after his christening at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, London in October 2013.

Little George looked adorable in his white lace and silk-satin gown, which was a replica of the one worn by the month-old Princess Elizabeth in 1926.

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Princess Isabella of Denmark

What a beautiful photo! Crown Princess Mary of Denmark cradles her baby daughter Princess Isabella beside her husband Prince Frederik and son Prince Christian in July 2007. Mary looked stunning in her dusky pink dress as she held a posy of flowers beside serene-looking Isabella.

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Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Such a happy family scene – Mum Kate, dad Prince William and Prince George are joined by the Queen and great grandfather Prince Phillip, along with the Duchess of Cornwall at the christening of Princess Charlotte. The ceremony took place at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate in King's Lynn, England.

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Prince Harry

Little Harry had fun playing with his christening gown as he sat for a formal photograph with his mother Princess Diana. The young prince was just three-months-old in this snap.

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Prince Christian of Denmark

Another gorgeous picture, showing Crown Princess Mary of Denmark holding her son Prince Christian on his christening day at Christiansborg Palace. By the looks of things, the baby boy wore the same gown as his sister Isabella.

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Princess Leonor of Spain

A stunning family picture of Spain's Queen Letizia and her husband King Felipe holding their daughter Princess Leonor at her christening in January 2006.

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Princess Beatrice

Little Beatrice looked so sweet on her christening day in December 1988, being fussed over by dad Prince Andrew and mum Sarah Ferguson. The special ceremony was held at the Chapel Royal at London's St. James' Palace.

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Princess Eugenie

Cute Eugenie certainly looks well wrapped up in her gown and shawl in December 1990. Mum Sarah held her daughter close after her christening at Sandringham church.

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Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands

Aw, such a tender moment between then Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima with their beautiful daughter Catharina-Amalia. The ceremony was held at the St. Jacobskerk Church in the Hague.

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Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

A royal mother looking at her baby boy with loving eyes. Here, Queen Silvia cradled her baby boy Prince Carl during his christening held at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm in August 1979.

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Prince Felix of Denmark

Could baby Felix look any more perfect in his christening photo? We don't think so. Parents Prince Joachim and Princess Alexandra of Denmark looked so proud at Mogeltonder Church in October 2002.

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Princess Estelle of Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria and husband Prince Daniel of Sweden looked so in love at the Royal Chapel in the Royal Palace of Stockholm in May 2012. Little Estelle was a beauty in her long gown – she looks like she's thinking about dinner though!

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