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The Christening of Prince Charles

These photographs were taken after the baptism showing Princess Elizabeth holding Prince Charles. To the left they are photographed with his father Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and his maternal grandparents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. To the right they are photographed with his eight sponsors or godparents: (standing, from left) Lady Brabourne; Prince Philip; Duke of Edinburgh (representing Prince George of Greece); King George VI; David Bowes-Lyon; The Earl of Athlone (representing King Haakon of Norway); Princess Margaret, (seated, from left) The Dowager Marchioness of Milford Haven ; Princess Elizabeth; Prince Charles and Queen Mary.


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