Princess Charlotte’s Christening Pictures Are Here – And They Are Lovely…

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  • Princess Charlotte of Cambridge has won us all over. See the pictures of her christening taken by fashion photographer Mario Testino...

    What’s better than the cute pictures from Princess Charlotte’s christening we saw earlier this week?

    Why, the behind-the-scenes photos, of course.

    Mario Testino took the official christening photographs, which show four generations of the royal family – and they’ve now been released by the palace.

    And how very down-to-earth they are indeed! We challenge you to look over these without doing a great big “aww”.

    There’s a group shot of the whole family, including the royal grandparents – where everyone looks relaxed and at ease. Check out those grins. It’s like they’re just a regular family.

    There are also some more personal pictures of William with George, Kate cradling nine-week-old Charlotte, and William and Kate together with both Charlotte and George.

    Well done on these photos, Mario – we can’t take our eyes off them.

    The BBC reports that this is the first time the Queen has been photographed by Mario Testino. The photograph is also reported to represent “the people around William and Catherine”.

    Mario famously photographed the late Princess Diana.

    A spokesperson for the royals said: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their whole family had a wonderful day on Sunday and were delighted to share the special occasion with the thousands of people who came to Sandringham.

    “They are very happy to share these photographs and hope that everyone enjoys them as much as they do.”

    We can confirm that we’re enjoying them loads, so there’s no worries there.

    Charlotte is the fourth in line to the throne, and was christened on Sunday at the family’s Sandringham estate.

    Kate wore an Alexander McQueen coatdress to the service – with a hat by Jane Taylor. Sister Pippa also wore a Jane Taylor hat.

    Charlotte’s godparents include Laura Fellowes, one of Princess Diana’s nieces, as well as Sophie Carter, one of Kate’s closest friends.

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