There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
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We are SO CLOSE to witnessing Princess Charlotte's christening!
The event is scheduled to take place at St. Mary Magadalene's Church on July 5, when many Americans will be nursing hangovers following Fourth of July celebrations.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, will personally baptize the little princess, and he will be joined by The Reverend Canon Jonathan Riviere and the Rector of the Sandringham group of parishes.
Sounds super fancy!
Great-grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have obviously RSVP'd to the event, in addition to grandparents Prince Charles and Camila, Duchess of Cornwall, and Kate's parents Michael and Carole Middleton.
Almost two-year-old Prince George will also be there — stealing his little sister's shine! Ha!
Meanwhile, plebeians will be allowed to watch from a paddock outside the church. Isn't that nice?
Kensington Palace released a statement saying:
"The Duke and Duchess are hugely grateful for the warm wishes they have received since Princess Charlotte's birth - many of them from local people in Norfolk - and are delighted the paddock can be opened on the day of the christening."
Yeah, just don't come too close, riff-raff!
Sadly, Prince Harry won't attend, as he'll be leaving the UK for Namibia and his charitable projects there.
So far Harry's really been an absentee uncle, hasn't he? Step up your game, bud!
[Image via Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace Instagram]
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