Catharina-Amalia, the daughter of Dutch crown prince Willem-Alexander and Princes Maxima, in the St. Jacobs church during her christening in The Hague, June 12, 2004.
The 3-month-old son of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened next Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace. According to the BBC, Kensington Palace said the ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. and will last about 45 minutes.
Britain's Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, holds her son Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, following his christening, Dec. 15, 1948. Seated also is Queen Mary, the mother of King George VI, who is standing behind the chair.
Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark pose after the christening of their twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine at Holmens Kirke in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 14, 2011.
The Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) pictured with their daughter (later, Queen Elizabeth II) as she sleeps in a precious christening robe, which has been used in the Royal Family for generations, ca. 1926.
Princess Marie of Denmark, Prince Joachim of Denmark and Princess Athena of Denmark attend the christening of Princess Athena of Denmark at the chrurchyard of Mogeltonderin Church in Tonder, Denmark, May 20, 2012.
The christening of Prince Edward Albert of York (later King Edward VIII, 1894 - 1972), with his father, grandfather and great grandmother. The Duke of York (later King George V) is on the Right; the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) is on the left, while Queen Victoria is holding the infant, ca. 1894.
Dutch Princess Laurentien and Prince Constantijn arrive with their daughter Princess Eloise Sophie Beatrix Laurence for the christening ceremony at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, Dec. 15, 2002.
Norwegian teenagers hold flags during the christening of Princess Ingrid Alexandra, daughter of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit outside The Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway, April 17, 2004.
Princess Letizia of Spain holds her daughter Princess Sofia as she stands next to Crown Prince Felipe of Spain during the baptism of Princess Sofia at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain, July 15, 2007.
Princess Claire of Belgium, Princess Victoria of Sweden holding Princess Eleonore of Belgium and Princess Mathilde of Belgium during the baptism of Princess Eleonore at the Chapel of Ciergnon in Ciergnon, Belgium, June 14, 2008.
Dutch Princess Maxima, right, holds her youngest daughter Princess Ariane during her baptism ceremony by Reverend Deodaat van der Boon, left, in the Klooster Kerk in The Hague, Oct. 20, 2007.
Princess Isabella of Denmark at the Fredensborg Palace Church for her christening in Frendensborg, Denmark, July 1, 2007.
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, left, holds Princess Estelle as Prince Daniel looks at her during her christening ceremony in the Royal Chapel in Stockholm, Sweded, on May 22, 2012.
Dutch Princess Ariane is carried by her mother Princess Maxima as they arrive at the Kloosterkerk for her christening ceremony in The Hague on October 20, 2007 in The Hague, The Netherlands.