One of the fashion world’s most sought-after photographers, Mario Testino, has been commissioned to capture Princess Charlotte at her baptism at Kensington Palace. He is the same snapper who took the first official photographs of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge following their engagement in 2012.
The Peruvian fashion photographer exclaimed, “I am overwhelmed and honoured to be chosen to document this occasion and to carry on the documentation of the family that is the soul of this country, a country that has given me so much.”
The world’s most prolific magazine and fashion trade photographer has been regularly employed by the British royal family almost ever since he was behind the lens to shoot late Diana, Princess of Wales for her famous Vanity Fair cover in 1997. However he was given a miss for Prince George’s christening, which was captured by 46-year-old British photographer Jason Bell.
“The Duke and Duchess are delighted that Mario Testino will help capture this important moment for their family and look forward to sharing the photographs with the public,” a spokesperson for Kensington Palace added. The 60-year-old legendary photographer has also captured the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry.
Princess Charlotte was baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a private service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham on 5th July 2015. She was dressed in the hand made replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly, Dressmaker to The Queen.