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  • A Look Back at Royal Christenings

    Queen Victoria at the christening of her great-grandson, the future King Edward VIII, with the baby's mother Mary of Teck and grandmother Alexandra, 1894.
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    The Queen Mother (then the Duchess of York) with her husband, King George VI (then the Duke of York), and their daughter Princess Elizabeth at her christening, Jan. 5, 1926.
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    Earl Edward Spencer and his first wife with Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey after the christening of their daughter, Sarah.
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    Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II) holding her son Prince Charles after his christening ceremony at Buckingham Palace, 1948.
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    Four generations of the British monarchy in Buckingham Palace after Princess Anne's christening ceremony. From left to right in the back row, King George VI and Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh; from left to right in the front row, Queen Mary, Princess Elizabeth holding Princess Anne, Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth, Nov. 21, 1950.
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    Christening ceremonies hold importance for royal families across Europe. Here, Queen Victoria Eugenia, the great-grandmother and godmother of Crown Prince Felipe of Spain, holds the young royal during his christening at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, 1968.
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    The Duchess Of Gloucester with her son the Earl Of Ulster, left, and baby Lady Rose Windsor after her christening, July 13, 1980.
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    The Prince of Wales with the Queen and the Queen Mother at the christening of baby Prince William at Buckingham Palace, London, August 1982.
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    Dutch Princess Maxima holds her youngest daughter Princess Ariane during her baptism ceremony in The Hague, Oct. 20, 2007.
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    Diana, Princess of Wales, holds Prince William on the day of his christening, held in the music room of Buckingham Palace in London, Aug. 4, 1982, as Prince Charles looks on.
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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, pose for a photograph with their son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, England, August 2013.
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    The interior of the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace in London, seen Oct. 17, 2013. Young Prince George will be christened there Oct. 23, 2013.
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    A giant christening card is pictured outside the Royal Chapel in St James's Palace in London, Oct. 22, 2013.
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