Christening of Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961

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The Christening of the Hon. Diana Spencer, later Diana, Princess of Wales, the third daughter of Viscount Althorp and the Hon. Frances Roche, at the St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham on this day in 1961, by the Clerk of the Closet, Percy Herbert. Her godparents were John Floyd (chairman of Christie’s and a friend of her father), Alexander Gilmour (her father’s first cousin), Lady Mary Colman (née Bowes-Lyon; niece of the Queen Mother), Sarah Pratt (friend and neighbour of her parents) and Carol Fox (another friend and neighbour of her parents).

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In 2015, Princess Diana’s granddaughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was also christened at the St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, followed by a Reception at Sandringham House.

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