Reminiscent of her birth, which saw eager members of the public gather excitedly outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's hospital in Paddington London, Princess Charlotte's baptism today has ignited much the same enthusiasm.

As recently as this morning, further details emerged surrounding the baby girl's baptism, with Kensington Palace releasing a statement revealing the names of those chosen to become godparent to the royal family's newest arrival.

Clamouring for space in the paddock of the Sandringham Estate, fans and supporters of the royals have assembled in order to catch a glimpse of the newest member of the royal family.

Welcomed by the royals themselves, the assembled crowd have been given the opportunity to witness a special moment in British history as the Queen and her extended family journey to and from  the Church of Mary Magdalene in Norfolk today.

As a sign of appreciation for the well wishes and support they received following the birth of the second child, Prince William and his wife of four years, Kate Middleton, extended the invitation to the public.

Having arranged for a paddock beside the 16th century church to be opened for the occasion, the move marks a departure from previous royal baptisms which were generally held behind palace walls and Princess Charlotte's parents are said to be 'delighted' at the prospect of including well-wishers in their daughter's special day.

Arriving to the venue on foot, the Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning as she made her way towards the church which will host her daughter's special day.

Wearing a long cream coat and matching fascinator, the proud mum-of-two pushed Princess Charlotte in a pram while Prince George held his father's hand for their family's first official public appearance together.

In an adorable nod to tradition, it appears Prince George is wearing the same outfit his father wore when arriving to meet Prince Harry for the first time.

The parents-of-two smiled and acknowledged well-wishers keen to participate in the festivities surrounding the princess' baptism.

It's not just members of the public wager to share in the delight of the day, however, with the country's Prime Minister, David Cameron, taking to Twitter to offer his congratulations to the parents of Princess Charlotte.

The father-of-four acknowledged the royal family, writing: "My best wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Princess Charlotte's christening today."

Those gathered are understandably overjoyed to be getting an eagle-eye view of a very special milestone in the personal history of the newest princess.

Today marks the first day the Cambridges have been pictured together as a family of four.




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