In Photos: Kate Middleton Names Royal Princess In Southampton

Kate MIddleton

All smiles, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, arrives in Southampton to name the new Royal Princess. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Today in Southampton, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge named the new Royal Princess by sending a bottle of bubbly soaring to crash against the ship’s hull. See it all in the photo slideshow below.

Royal Band For Royal Princess

Royal Band For Royal Princess

Preparing to perform for the christening ceremonies, the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Portsmouth. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

That Face Is unmistakable

That Face Is unmistakable

All smiles, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Moet & Chandon, Ready To Splash

Moet & Chandon, Ready To Splash

15 liters of Moet & Chandon bubbly ready to break against the hull of the new Royal Princess. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

She Hides It Well

She Hides It Well

Near a delivery of her own, pregnant Kate Middletown prepares to christen Princess Cruises' newly delivered Royal Princess. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Scissors Presentation

Scissors Presentation

Isobel and Charles Rowbotham present scissors to Kate Middleton, who will use the scissors to cut the ribbon that releases the champagne. The children's brother died of a brain tumor when he was 21 months old. The Duchess of Cambridge is the Royal Patron of the East Anglia's Children's Hospices, which comforted and cared for the family during the tragedy. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

The Captain & A Duchess

The Captain & A Duchess

Captain Tony Draper hands over the scissors to cut the ribbon that will release the champagne against the hull of the new Royal Princess. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

The Ribbon Is Cut

The Ribbon Is Cut

The Nebuchadnezzar (15 liters) of Moet & Chandon sets a course for the hull of Royal Princess. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

A Successful Break

A Successful Break

The bottle crashes against the hull, a good omen for smooth sailing. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Rain of Confetti

Rain of Confetti

Confetti rains down following the successful christening of Royal Princess. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Royalty Tours Royal Princess

Royalty Tours Royal Princess

As the godmother of Royal Princess, Kate gets a tour of Royal Princess, escorted by Captain Tony Draper. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

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Also see Royal Princess, In Photos &  Six Types Of People Who Would Enjoy A Royal Princess Cruise: Are You One? & 51 Royal Princess Photos

 

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