Royal Christenings: Through the Years

PRINCE GEORGE: 2013

He's the first heir to the British throne to be christened in 31 years, making the private family ceremony at the Royal Chapel of St. James's Palace in London, a memorable moment for the entire country.

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Royal Christenings: Through the Years

PRINCE WILLIAM: 1982

Hopefully, Prince Charles passed on some tips to his son as he prepares for Prince George's christening. Here, the elder royal looks on as Princess Diana expertly soothes a baby William, in his lavish hand-me-down christening gown, in Buckingham Palace's ornate Music Room on Aug. 4.

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Royal Christenings: Through the Years

PRINCE HARRY: 1984

Prince Charles and Princess Diana's second son takes the spotlight, posing with his mum and dad after his Dec. 21 baptism at St George's Chapel in Windsor, England, performed by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie.

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Royal Christenings: Through the Years

PRINCE CHARLES: 1948

Four years before her accession to the throne, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip proudly show off their first child after his December christening at London's Buckingham Palace.

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Royal Christenings: Through the Years

QUEEN ELIZABETH II: 1926

One of the last royals to be christened in the Buckingham Palace chapel before it was destroyed during World War II, the future queen is tenderly cradled by her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, in this official June 1 photo.

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Royal Christenings: Through the Years

KING EDWARD VIII: 1894

Four generations of British monarchs pose for the camera at White Lodge, Richmond, England, in this historic July 16 snapshot. Queen Victoria holds her newly christened great-grandson, the future King Edward VIII, flanked by her son "Bertie" who became Edward VII, and her grandson, the future George V.

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Royal Christenings: Through the Years

PRINCESS BEATRICE: 1988

When they baptized their first child, Princess Beatrice, on Dec 20, the new Duke and Duchess of York – Prince Andrew and then wife, Sarah – chose the Royal Chapel at St. James's Palace, London.

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Royal Christenings: Through the Years

PRINCESS EUGENIE: 1990

She's the only member of the royal family now living Stateside after her early-October move to N.Y.C., but Princess Eugenie blazed a different path at just 9-months-old, when she became the first royal baby to have a public christening. The ceremony took place during a regular Sunday service at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene at the Queen's Sandringham estate on Dec. 23.

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