Princess Charlotte's Christening: Fans Can Greet The Princess, Kate Middleton, Prince William Outside The Church

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte
IN PHOTO: Prince George and Princess Charlotte are seen in this undated handout photo taken by the Duchess in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk and released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Duchess of Cambridge/Handout via Reuters

Preparations are fast underway for the christening of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Although the baptism will be a closed door affair, fans who wish to greet the royal family during the said occasion can do so outside the church.

According to Hello Magazine, Kate Middleton and Prince William have asked the paddock outside St. Mary Magdalene Church, where the christening will take place, to be open to the public  so they can see Princess Charlotte before and after the baptism service.

A statement released by Kensington Palace stated, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be pleased to welcome well-wishers into the paddock outside the church. The Duke and Duchess are hugely grateful for the warm wishes they have received since Princess Charlotte's birth – many of them from local people in Norfolk – and are delighted the paddock can be opened on the day of the christening."

It is expected that a multitude of fans and well-wishers will congregate outside at the paddock to catch a rare glimpse of Princess Charlotte or greet the royal family. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince Philip and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker-Bowles are all expected to be at the service. Kate Middleton’s parents Michael and Carole along with her siblings, Pippa and James, will also attend. Unfortunately, Prince Harry will miss the christening of his niece because of his three-month visit to Africa.

According to the publication, Prince George’s Spanish nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrello, will be at the service too. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have reportedly formed a special bond with her over the course of her two-year service.

It’s believed the date of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana’s christening was specially chosen to take place ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s annual summer holiday visit to Balmoral. In some countries it’s customary to reveal the names of the godparents ahead of the baptism date. But the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided to reveal the names only during the baptism service. However, there have reportedly been speculations that Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippa, along with Princess Beatrice and her sister Eugenie will be given the honour of being Charlotte’s godparents.

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