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Unlike Prince George, who had to wait three whole months before he was christened, his little sister Princess Charlotte‘s big day (scroll down for all the adorable pics!) comes two months after her May 2nd birth because, you know, anything boys can do, girls can do better. It’s been too long since we’ve seen the little cherub, so perhaps Will and Kate knew we needed another fix of the adorable girl a bit sooner than we did their son.

In godparent news, no royals made the list, which surprised many. Instead, it’s Will’s friends, Thomas van Straubenzee and James Meade, Kate’s pal, Sophie Carter, the Duchess’ cousin, Adam Middleton (not pictured) and William’s cousin (and niece of his late mother) Laura Fellowes.

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From left: Thomas van Straubenzee, James Meade, Sophie Carter and Laura Fellowes (Getty Images).

But it’s the venue that’s most different. George’s ceremony took place in London, while Charlotte’s country baptism occurred two hours north of the city, in Sandringham, at The Church of St. Mary Magdalene (see below), where Princess Diana was baptized. Aw…

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That’s where the differences end. Not only were both services private and only witnessed by the godparents and close family (Prince Harry couldn’t be there as he booked a three-month trip to Africa at the end of June, knowing he wouldn’t be needed for the ceremony), and led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, but as per royal tradition, Charlie also wore the same robe as Georgie. Double aw…

Let’s look back on the day, shall we?