Charlotte Church’s baby daughter was christened in a small family ceremony today.
Nine-month-old Ruby Megan Henson, her first child with rugby player Gavin Henson, was brought into the St Mary of the Angels Church in Cardiff in a carry-cot covered with a white blanket.
Henson, wearing a navy suit, and pregnant Church, in a cream coat, arrived separately at the Roman Catholic Church in Kings Road, Cardiff.
They were accompanied by close friends and family, who were brought to the church in three cars with blacked out windows at 1.30pm. Church and Henson are understood to have sold pictures of the event in a deal with a magazine.
During the 40-minute service in the singer’s family church, which was decorated with white flowers for the occasion, seven security guards stood outside its doors.
Church, who last week announced she is expecting her second child, was one of the last to leave the building, with her mother Maria.
The family are believed to have gone from the christening to a celebration party at the farmhouse home Church and Henson share. None of them commented on the occasion as they left the church.
Father Christopher Delaney, who christened baby Ruby in a stone font at the back of the church, said afterwards: “It was a really lovely service.”
A handful of well-wishers gathered to watch the celebrities leave the church. One of them, who said she was a friend of the family, said the singer and her relatives have a lot of connections with the church.
Becky Newman, 29, who works in gift shop which is opposite the church, said: “This is where she’s from, so it’s normal for her to have her baby christened here.
“It just goes to show how down to earth she is.”