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Prince George steals show at Charlotte's christening

By Laura Elston

Published 06/07/2015

The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Prince George arrive with Princess Charlotte in a traditional pram at the Church of St Mary Magdalene yesterday
The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Prince George arrive with Princess Charlotte in a traditional pram at the Church of St Mary Magdalene yesterday
Princess Charlotte
Prince George takes a sneaky peek at his sister, Princess Charlotte
Prince George looking very similar to his father Prince William as a child
Prince William in 1984

It was his little sister's big day, but Prince George still managed to grab the limelight with his antics.

Nine-week-old Princess Charlotte was welcomed into the Christian faith, watched by proud parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and older brother Prince George.

Kate strolled from Sandringham House to the christening at Church of St Mary Magdalene in Norfolk pushing Charlotte in a traditional silver wheeled Millson pram once used for the Duke of York and Earl of Wessex. William held George's hand as the little prince, who is nearly two, waved at the crowds.

At one point, George tried to play with the pram's large wheels, but was stopped by his nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.

As curious George entered the churchyard, he let go of William's hand and made his own way through the grounds. As his mother tended to his sister, the inquisitive youngster tried to get into the church by himself.

George - in red shorts and white shirt with red embroidery - was wearing an almost identical outfit to the one William wore when he first met baby Prince Harry in hospital in September 1984.

Mum Kate was dressed in a stylish ivory Alexander McQueen outfit with Jane Taylor hat, while the Queen wore a pink Angela Kelly coat and hat.

Just 21 guests were there to see the Archbishop of Canterbury perform the baptism, including five godparents. They are Diana, Princess of Wales' niece, and William's cousin Laura Fellowes; Kate's cousin Adam Middleton; Sophie Carter, a long-term confidante of Kate's; William's Eton school friend James Meade; and one of his best friends since childhood Thomas van Straubenzee.

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