In a first, selfies to be allowed at Princess Charlotte's christening

William and Kate are very protective about their privacy but asked for the rule to be relaxed for the christening

Entertainment Desk July 05, 2015
The restriction on clicking photos is only lifted on Christmas.

Generally, the public is not allowed to take pictures when members of the Royal family attend services at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, but this time people will be allowed to click souvenir pictures at the christening of Princess Charlotte.

According to MailOnline, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will break with the Royal tradition by allowing masses to click pictures of the family. William and Kate are very protective about their privacy but they asked the rule to be relaxed for the christening.

The restriction on clicking photos is only lifted on Christmas but since the public would be able to take pictures, the event will turn into the most public christening of a member of the Royal Family ever.

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Kensington Palace confirmed that the public will be able to use their own cameras in the paddock outside the church which has been set aside as a viewing area for thousands of spectators.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: ‘The Duke and Duchess have received good wishes from people across the country and they wanted to open the paddock to those who want to see their family.

‘If people want to get pictures for themselves to enjoy then they are welcome to do so.’

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Final preparations were under way since yesterday. The church closed at 3pm to allow the silver-gilt lily font that has been used since 1841 for royal christenings to be installed.

The Queen, Prince Philip and other senior Royals are expected to attend – the exceptions are Prince Harry and Prince Andrew who are abroad.

It is believed that the 40 or so guests will return for a champagne party at Sandringham House after the 4.30pm ceremony. William and Kate may stay the night at Sandringham before returning to nearby Anmer Hall.

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