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Princess Charlotte's christening announced

Britain’s Princess Charlotte will be baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Royal favourites Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed their second child, daughter Charlotte, on May 2.

Now the family are getting ready for the tot’s christening, which will take place on July 5. Kensington Palace has confirmed the ceremony will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Church on Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham estate, which is close to their Anmer Hall home.

This is the same church where Princess Diana, William’s late mother, was baptised in 1961.

"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce the christening of Princess Charlotte will take place on Sunday, 5th July at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham,” the statement read.

It was outlined that the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, will be presiding over the religious sacrament. He also christened Charlotte’s big brother Prince George in 2013.

It will be the first time the young royal has been seen since her parents presented her on the steps of London’s St Mary’s Hospital after her birth.

She’ll wear the same royal silk and lace christening gown George wore, which was designed by the queen's assistant, Angela Kelly, and Buckingham Palace's team of dressmakers.

Her godparents will be announced on the day, but bookmakers say the strong favourites are William’s brother Prince Harry and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, William’s first cousins.

Eugenie herself was also christened at St. Mary Magdalene Church.

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