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02nd Jul 2015

The Touching Way Princess Charlotte’s Christening Will Pay Homage to Princess Diana

Princess Charlotte is to be christened this week

Megan Cassidy

Princess Charlotte is set to be christened this week in a ceremony that will fondly remember her grandmother, Princess Diana.

It was announced last month that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child, Charlotte, will be christened on Sunday July 5th at St. Mary Magdalene Church.

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Princess Charlotte with her older brother Prince George. 

In a touching parallel, the church in Sandringham was also host to the late Princess Diana’s baptism and holds a special place in William’s heart.

Now, according to People, the royal baby’s christening will pay homage to her grandmother in more ways than one.

UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 01:  Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales at home in Kensington Palace with their sons Prince William and Prince Harry  (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Princess Diana will be fondly remembered at the ceremony.

The publication has reported that the proud parents have chosen Diana’s favorite photographer, Mario Testino, to capture the day.

Testino, who was behind the Vanity Fair portraits of the late royal before her death, also took William and Catherine’s official engagement photos in 2011.

LONDON, United Kingdom:  Celebrity portrait photographer Mario Testino poses in front of one of the photographs that he captured of the late British Princess Diana at an exhibition in Kensington Palace in London, 22 November 2005. Some of the portraits to be exhibited at Diana's former home have never been displayed in public before. Also on show will be nine of Diana's gowns, four of which are featured in his portraits. AFP PHOTO/CARL DE SOUZA  (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Mario famously photographed Diana in 1997.

A spokesman for the couple said: “The Duke and Duchess are delighted that Mario Testino will help capture this important moment for their family and look forward to sharing the photographs with the public.”

The royal baby will be christened Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, in another nod to the dearly missed royal.