Members of the Royal Family and the Middleton family at Sandringham House after Princess Charlotte's christening pic.twitter.com/P8a5lvfX0n— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 9, 2015
Princess Charlotte was christened this past Sunday, and the official pictures from the joyous occasion we've all been waiting for have finally arrived! And you may remember that these portraits — the first formal portrait of the new royal family of four — were shot by Mario Testino, who also happened to be one of Charlotte's late grandmother, Princess Diana's, favorite photographers.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their whole family had a wonderful day on Sunday and were delighted to share the special occasion with the thousands of people who came to Sandringham," Kensington Palace said in a statement. "They are very happy to share these photographs and hope that everyone enjoys them as much as they do."
"The whole day had a happy family feel," a source close to the royal family who attended the celebration told People of the celebration. "It was a celebration."
The entire family including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Prince George, and of course the Middletons sat for a portrait that highlighted four royal generations.
The Duchess of Cambridge holds Princess Charlotte in the Drawing Room at Sandringham House pic.twitter.com/q6sSAE9Avg— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 9, 2015
Following the sit-down shot, there was a sweet stolen shot of Kate with Charlotte.
The Duke of Cambridge playing with Prince George in the garden at Sandringham House pic.twitter.com/EepzCxPFA5— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 9, 2015
Prince William also holds a very smiley Prince George in another snap.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte in the garden at Sandringham House pic.twitter.com/pWo85iDsGk— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 9, 2015
Last but not least, the picture-perfect family of four had a portrait of their own in the Sandrigham Gardens. William and Kate are absolutely beaming!