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Images released of Royal font for Charlotte's christening

The 'Royal font' for Charlotte's christening Credit: Kensington Palace

Images have been released of the 'Royal font' which will be used to christen Princess Charlotte of Cambridge later today.

Royal babies are christened using the ornate 'lily font' which is usually on show as part of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London.

The font was specially commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1840.

The water being used for the christening is holy water taken from the River Jordan, where it is said Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist.

The font for Princess Charlotte's christening Credit: Kensington Palace

The christening on the Sandringham Estate is expected to attract large crowds of people hoping to catch a glimpse of the Royal family.

It will be the first time that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be seen out with both of their children.

Inside the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham Credit: ITV News Anglia


Kate to donate Princess Charlotte's christening flowers to EACH charity

The East Anglia's Children's Hospices charity says it's delighted that flowers brought by well-wishers to the Royal Christening this weekend will be donated to them.

Princess Charlotte with her big brother Prince George. Credit: PA Images

Princess Charlotte will be christened on the the Sandringham Estate on Sunday. Her mother, The Duchess of Cambridge, is patron of the charity and has asked that any bouquets delivered there be collected and given to them to put in its hospices.

Prince William to start East Anglian Air Ambulance job later this month

Prince William will start his new job later this month. Credit: PA

The Duke of Cambridge will start his new job as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance this month.

The charity, which serves Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, confirmed that Prince William will begin flying patients to hospital on 13 of July.

The 32-year-old has completed his training after taking six weeks paternity leave before the birth of his daughter Princess Charlotte in May.

Royal Mint unveil special commemorative coin to mark Princess Charlotte's christening

The silver £5 coin. Credit: Royal Mint

With the upcoming christening of Princess Charlotte in Norfolk this Sunday the Royal Mint has unveiled a special commemorative coin.

Made to mark the occasion, the silver £5 coin features two harp playing cherubs surrounded by lilies.

Princess Charlotte. Credit: PA

The Christening at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham will be the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and baby Charlotte will be seen all together.


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