Princess Charlotte stars in gorgeous christening photos shot by Mario Testino

Prince William and Kate have shared a series beautiful photos with their newborn daughterPrincess Charlotte taking centre stage, all shot by famed photographer Mario Testino. The four pictures are a mix of formal portraiture and more casual, outdoor snaps, all taken last Sunday at Charlotte's christening on the Queen's Sandringham estate.

CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE THE REST OF THE CHRISTENING PHOTOS: An official family portrait brings together both sides, with Charlotte front and centre.

The images show Charlotte, who is just over two months old, surrounded by members of her family, including her great-grandmother the Queen.

One picture showed doting mum Kate holding her daughter on her lap, while William wrapped a protective arm around the couple’s son George.

The photographs were taken by Peruvian photographer Mario in the gardens and Drawing Room at Sandringham House immediately following Charlotte's baptism at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, the same venue where William’s late mother Princess Diana was baptised.

CLICK THE IMAGE TO SEE TWO MORE CHRISTENING PHOTOS: A casual family shot calls to mind the family's first portrait with then-baby George.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: " 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. They are very happy to share these photographs and hope that everyone enjoys them as much as they do."

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