Princess Charlotte's historic christening in HELLO! magazine souvenir edition

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It was a special day as the nation's newest jewel in the crown Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was christened in a joyous ceremony that combined historic touches with a wonderfully warm family atmosphere. This week's HELLO! has 26 pages of beautiful photos, marking the day when Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, celebrated the birth of their little girl.

The digital edition of this week's issue of HELLO! magazine is available to buy now.

The christening gave a glimpse into William and Kate's happy family life

Well-wishers lining every step of the route to St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham, could see close up how well the new parents have adjusted to being a family of four. As elegantly dressed as always in Alexander McQueen, the Duchess, née Kate Middleton, couldn't have looked prouder to show off her little ones.

Gorgeous colour images show Prince George waving enthusiastically to the crowds, toddling along with his father holding his hand and peering into the pram of his little sister who looked adorable in the ivory lace christening robe which he also wore.

The church was chosen as the venue in tribute to the Prince's beloved late mother Princess Diana, who was baptised there in 1961.

Readers can have a look at the inside of the chapel and find out how the service honoured both sides of the family. Kate and her husband rolled out the pram used by the Queen for her sons and dressed Prince George in an outfit similar to one of William's baby outfits. The magazine also carries detailed profiles of the godparents chosen to guide the baby Princess.

Issue number 1387 is available to download from Monday and will hit the news stands on Wednesday. Also be sure not to miss next week's HELLO! to see royal photographer Mario Testino's official photos.

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