Prince William and his wife Kate smile into the camera, the little Charlotte is in the arms of her mother, and her brother George playing with a strand of blond hair formula: this is one of the official photos of Kensington Palace is now released to the baptism of Britain’s Princess Charlotte last Sunday. It shows a married… with children.
Star photographer Mario Testino, who was regarded as a favorite photographer by Williams mother Diana has recorded the images. Already with the selection of the church he had paid its 1997 dead mother tribute: Diana Spencer had once also been baptized in St. Mary Magdalene, where the Royals gather every year at Christmas,. With Laura Fellowes, a niece of Diana’s to one of the godmothers was determined.
On one of the four published photos that emerged on the country estate of Sandringham House, four generations of the Royal family are gathered. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, the Charlotte’s great-grandparents are on the screen. In addition to the parents, the grandparents of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla and Michael and Carole Middleton are still Kate’s sister Pippa and James. Williams brother Harry was not a guest at the christening.
It is the first time that photographer Testino photographed the Queen herself. He had become famous previously for his photos of Charles of first wife, Princess Diana, and shot the wedding photos for William and Kate. “The Duchess and the Duke are very happy to be able to show these photos of public. They hope that all so enjoy it, how they do it”, said a Palace spokesman.