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Royal christening photos released

The official photos of Britain's Princess Charlotte’s christening show the royal family beaming at the camera.

The royal family gathered on Sunday at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, then posed for the snaps in the gardens and Drawing Room at Sandringham House immediately after.

Shot by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino, the royals look overjoyed.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their whole family had a wonderful day on Sunday and were delighted to share the special occasion with the thousands of people who came to Sandringham. They are very happy to share these photographs and hope that everyone enjoys them as much as they do,” a palace spokesperson said, reports MailOnline.

Princess Charlotte, who was born on May 2, sat upon her mother, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge’s lap.

Catherine looks radiant in white, beaming to the camera as she holds her daughter. To her right sits Prince George, who will be two later this month. The tot has his legs pulled up as he leans on his father, Prince William.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II joins the proud parents sitting down in the front row. Behind them stand Prince Philip, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, as well as Catherine’s mother and father Carol and Michael and her sister and brother Pippa and James.

Prince Harry was not in attendance, as he is currently on a three month trip to Africa.

Mario shot less formal photos too, with one showing Catherine and William holding their children in the lush surroundings of Sandringham House’s gardens.

Another sees Catherine beaming as she looks down at her little girl.

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