Well-wishers swoon as Britain's Princess Charlotte christened

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in her silver cross pram.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in her silver cross pram.PHOTO: AFP
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in her pram, leaves her Christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in her pram, leaves her Christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church. PHOTO: AFP
Princess Charlotte is seen inside a pram being pushed by her mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as they arrive for Princess Charlotte's christening at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene.
Princess Charlotte is seen inside a pram being pushed by her mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as they arrive for Princess Charlotte's christening at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene.PHOTO: REUTERS
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her daughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge after taking her out of a pram.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her daughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge after taking her out of a pram.PHOTO: AFP
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her daughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge after taking her out of a pram as they arrive for Charlotte's Christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her daughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge after taking her out of a pram as they arrive for Charlotte's Christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church.PHOTO: AFP
Prince George turns to look at the crowds as Princess Charlotte, Prince William (in black) and Catherine (in white), Duchess of Cambridge are greeted by Reverend Canon Jonathan Riviere (right) and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby (second fr
Prince George turns to look at the crowds as Princess Charlotte, Prince William (in black) and Catherine (in white), Duchess of Cambridge are greeted by Reverend Canon Jonathan Riviere (right) and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby (second from right).PHOTO: REUTERS
Prince George of Cambridge talks to Queen Elizabeth outside the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
Prince George of Cambridge talks to Queen Elizabeth outside the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.PHOTO: REUTERS
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (second from right) and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (right) talk to Queen Elizabeth (second from left) as they arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (second from right) and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (right) talk to Queen Elizabeth (second from left) as they arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene.PHOTO: REUTERS
Prince George of Cambridge looks at his sister as his mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, father Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (left), and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (second right) look on.
Prince George of Cambridge looks at his sister as his mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, father Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (left), and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (second right) look on.PHOTO: AFP
Britain's Queen Elizabeth (right) is seen standing with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Charlotte after her christening at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth (right) is seen standing with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Charlotte after her christening at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene.PHOTO: REUTERS
Catherine (in white), Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William (left), Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (in pram) and Prince George (red shorts) of Cambridge are saluted by a policeman as they arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene.
Catherine (in white), Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William (left), Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (in pram) and Prince George (red shorts) of Cambridge are saluted by a policeman as they arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Princess Charlotte, the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, was christened on Sunday as crowds gathered to witness the family's first public outing together since her birth in May.

The ceremony took place at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in eastern England, where William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have a country home.

Television pictures showed members of the public clapping, cheering and taking photographs as William and Kate left the church with Britain's newest royal, who is fourth in line to the throne, and her older brother George.

The princess's full name, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, is a nod to her late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.

Charlotte left the church in a black pram pushed by Kate, while the one-year-old George, dressed in bright red shorts and a white embroidered shirt, walked hand-in-hand with his father.

William's office said the couple had chosen five friends and family members to be Charlotte's godparents.

The christening was conducted by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual head of the Anglican Church, who also oversaw the christening of Prince George.

The princess wore the same christening robe that George had worn. The lace and satin gown, made by Queen Elizabeth's dressmaker, is a replica of one first used by the royal family in 1841.

After the ceremony, the duke and duchess planned to serve their guests slices of cake from a tier of the couple's wedding cake, the statement from William's office said.