Princess Charlotte was supposed to be the center of attention during her christening Sunday at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene at Sandringham, England. The members of the British royal family and the Middletons were there to celebrate the occasion. But it was Prince George who had the biggest smile on his face and stole the show.
The little royal is a darling of the family and will turn 2 on July 22. He was seen smiling away while holding his father’s hand and walking to the church. He also waved to the crowd gathered on both sides of the road leading to the church, according to Hello.
The official photos of the ceremony were released by Kensington Palace on Thursday. The pictures were clicked by legendary fashion photographer Mario Testino, a favorite of Prince George’s late grandmother, Princess Diana. Little George was pictured with his sunny disposition and gorgeous smile.
He looked adorable in red shorts and matching smocked white shirt by Rachel Riley. The third in line to the throne melted hearts around the world, chanelling his father’s look from 30 years back. Prince William wore a similar outfit when he first went to meet his newborn brother Harry in September 1984.
In a candid black and white shot, George and his dad William shared a sweet moment in the gardens of the Sandringham Estate. The picture shows blond-haired George grinning at the camera. William is seen looking fondly at his firstborn, while cradling him in his arms.
The Peruvian-born photographer took to Instagram to share a few of the christening photos. He even shared a message for Kate and William on the picture-sharing app. “It was incredible to be able to document four generations of the British Royal Family together -- the monarch and three heirs to the throne -- and very heartwarming to see the close relationship between them all,” Testino said.
Testino captured William and Kate’s official engagement photos in 2010. He photographed Prince William for his official 21st birthday portrait in June 2003. He also took the photographs to celebrate Prince Harry’s 20th birthday in 2004, and shot Vanity Fair’s portraits of Diana before her death at age 36 in 1997.