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As the world prepares for the baptism of Prince George at The Chapel Royal at St James' Palace tomorrow, we we take a look back at the long tradition of royal christenings.
The Queen Mother carefully holds her daughter, the future heir to the throne, in her arms, whilst proud father King George VI looks on. Queen Elizabeth II was christened in May 1926 at a private chapel at Buckingham Palace.
Princess Elizabeth holds her first child, Prince Charles, soon after his christening ceremony in Buckingham Palace. Prince Charles was born on 14 November 1948.
The new parents pose tenderly with their first born at his christening.
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh had their second child, Princess Anne, in 1950. The princess was christened at Buckingham Palace by Dr Cyril Garbett, Archbishop of York. Anne's grandparents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth attended the ceremony, as well as her two-year-old brother Charles who is sitting on his grandmother's lap in this photo.
This intimate family photograph shows new parents the Prince and Princess of Wales tenderly holding their first son Prince William in his christening gown on their special family day.
A two-month-old Prince William is held by his delighted great-grandmother, whilst his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and father, Prince Charles, look on.
The Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II join second-time-parents Diana and Charles with their sons William and Harry after Prince Harry's baptism in this lovely cross-generational family portrait.
Prince Harry was just three-months-old when he was christened in 1984, whilst his two-year-old brother Prince William was a typical cheeky toddler.
This beautiful picture captures the close relationship between Princess Diana and her three-month-old son Harry.
The Duke and Duchess of York look thrilled as they hold their eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary, after her christening. The princess was christened at the Chapel Royal at London's St. James' Palace, where Prince George's baptism is taking place.
The Duke and Duchess of York chose to have her second daughter christened at Sandringham Church. Sarah Ferguson holds her second daughter Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena in her arms as Princess Diana looks on behind the happy parents.
The Queen joins her daughter, Princess Anne, at Buckingham Palace after the christening of Anne's five-week-old son, Peter Phillips.
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent hold their adorable son in their arms after his christening. Little Freddie Windsor was also christened at the Chapel Royal at St James' Palace. Lord Windsor's full title is Lord Frederick Michael George David Louis Windsor... now that's what we call a mouth full!
Prince William is godfather to Prince Konstantine Alexios. Here he chats to the baby's mother, Princess Pavlos at the Prince's christening at the Greek cathedral in London. Maybe he's asking for god parenting advice?