Prince William and Kate Middleton pause royal schedule to attend Pippa Middleton's christening for baby Rose

The Prince and Princess of Wales almost go unnoticed at the special family ceremony

Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales sit for an official photo with The Prince of Wales's company during a visit to the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards at Combermere Barracks for the St David’s Day Parade on March 1, 2023 in Windsor
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Prince William and Kate Middleton took some time out of their royal schedule this week to attend Pippa Middleton's christening of baby Rose.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are said to have attended the christening of seven-month-old baby Rose, who was baptised this week.

Over the last two weeks, the Prince and Princess of Wales have been busy conducting a string of royal engagements which has seen Kate reveal secret skill during a leisure centre visit and wear some affordable Zara earrings to the BAFTAs.

But they took some time out from their official engagements to attend a family event   that was on their private calendar.

It's understood that Kate's sister Pippa Middleton held a christening in their local village church in Berkshire and 'both the Prince and Princess of Wales attended the service'.

The Daily Mail's Richard Eden, was told, "Prince William and Catherine both attended the service."

Rose is Pippa and James Matthew's third child, as they already have son Arthur aged four, and daughter Grace, aged one.

Rose is the youngest of their mother Carole Middleton's six grandchildren, and Carole previously gave a nod to Rose in a rare post.

It's not clear if Prince William and Kate took their own three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to the service but if it was held during the week then the children would have been in school at Lambrook.

Pippa and James recently returned from a sun-soaked break in St Barts, where the Matthews family owns the Eden Rock resort, one of the region's most exclusive hotels. 

James' parents David and Jane Matthews purchased the resort back in 1995 and moved over to run the business which has attracted stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Elton John.

Meanwhile, sister Kate and William tend to take their children on colder epic family getaway when they go skiing for the Easter holidays.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)