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The second child of Prince Williamand Kate Middleton and the fourth in line to the British throne, was baptized in St. Mary Magdalene Church, a 16th-century chapel long frequented by the royal family, in Sandringham, Norfolk on Sunday, where Queen Elizabeth II has a country estate.
Wearing a handmade replica of the royal christening gown, Charlotte is cradled by the Duchess of Cambridge in the precious family pics, which also feature William, brother Prince George and additional members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II, husband Prince Philip, Prince Charles wife Camilla Parker Bowles and the Middleton family.
And now that we have the portraits of Charlotte, we can't help but compare her christening pics to those of her nearly-two-year-old brother and her proud papa!
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For starters, both George and Charlotte were dressed in the same garment—a copy of a more than 170-year-old royal heirloom replicated in 2008 by Angela Kelly, the queen's dressmaker. William, however, wore the original dress, which was made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841 and was later worn by dozens of babies at royal christenings, including father Prince Charles in 1948 and Queen Elizabeth II in 1926.
Both George and Charlotte, who clearly inherited her brother's chubby cheeks, were baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby. Charlotte's portraits were taken at Sandringham House and George's pics were shot in the Morning Room of Clarence House – the official residence of the Prince of Wales in Westminster while Prince William was baptized in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace in 1982 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie.
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When it comes to the man behind the lens, Vogue photographer Mario Testino, a favorite of the late Princess Diana, shot the images of Charlotte while George's pics were taken by celebrity photog Jason Bell.
Kate's wardrobe is also worth noting in the two christening images, as she wore a simple white jacket and fascinator for both occasions. Diana, however, was dressed in a bright pink floral dress and matching hat while Charles sported a suit similar to the one William wore for his daughter's baptism.
But, our favorite difference in the pics comes courtesy of the queen, who color-coordinated her looks to the newborn's gender, wearing a blue coat for George's christening and a pink coat at Charlotte's.