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[Gr., =dipping], in most Christian churches a sacrament. It is a rite of purification by water, a ceremony invoking the grace of God to regenerate the person, free him or her from sin, and make that person a part of the church.
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[USA], July 7 (ANI): Royal christening of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor that took place on Saturday was not attended by the great-grandparents of Archie-Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Palace officials said that, in keeping with royal tradition, Archie wore a lace and satin christening gown -- a replica of one made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841 -- that was also used for his cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
HARRY and Meghan choosing a private christening has sparked a heated debate.
And they will be equally upset at being barred from a christening that should be cause for national celebration.
Prince George was three months old and Princess Charlotte only nine weeks at their christenings. Prince Louis will be 11 weeks old.
PRINCESS Charlotte was pushed to her christening in a vintage 1950s silver-wheeled Millson pram that was once used for the Queen's youngest children Prince Andrew and 5 6 7 CHRISTENINGS for Windsor babies are conducted behind closed doors, except for Princess Eugenie's.
May, the popular month for christenings, is quickening on our heels.
As all our wedding guests got to hear the story of my dress, they absolutely loved it - not only because it had been my mum's wedding dress but because both my sister and I had worn it at our christenings.
"Christenings are all about family so it was nice that she was wearing something passed down through so many generations.
Sweetie Pie Collection has turned into one of the most prominent suppliers of children's formal wear, specifically for girls' dresses, whether for communion or christenings. Their 2012 collection features formal dresses for many occasions, including first birthday, pageant and flower girl dresses.