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23 October 2013: Aww how adorable does Prince George look in his christening gown?
After months of waiting we finally got to see the little Prince! And doesn’t he look gorgeous? The little 3-month-old looked like he was on his best behaviour at his christening service in London today.
George was dressed in a gorgeous christening gown – an exact replica of the very gown that Queen Victoria had made to christen her daughter, Victoria, back in 1841, and which William wore to his own christening in 1982 – how terribly posh!
Kate looked beautiful (as always!) in a ruffled cream Alexander McQueen outfit with matching fascinator and nude heels.
And don’t the Cambridges look like the perfect little family?
After the service the royal couple and their guests tucked into the christening cake, which was a tier from their wedding cake back in 2011 – we hope they froze it!
Prince George was christened at the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace, on 23 October, at 3pm. The service lasted around 45 minutes and was performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Whilst traditionally, royal christenings have taken place in Buckingham Palace, it is thought that the chapel (pictured above) is particularly special to William, as it’s where Princess Diana’s coffin lay until her funeral, and where he and Harry went to pay their respects to their mum privately.
Of course, the real hoo-ha has been around who was invited, and more importantly, who the little Prince’s godparents would be! Traditionally, these are usually members of the royal family, but down-to-earth Kate and Wills picked some of their closest friends (7 of them!).
Oliver Baker, a university friend of the couple, William van Cutsem (also godfather to the cheeky little bridesmaid at the royal wedding), and Hugh Grosvenor, the son of the Duke of Westminster have all been picked as godfathers to the little royal.
Also on the list are Kate’s childhood friend, Emilia D’Erlanger, Princess Diana’s former friend Julia Samuel, and Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, a former aide to Kate, Wills and also Prince Harry. And the only member of the royal family to make the cut? William’s cousin, Zara Phillips, (pictured above with the couple), who is expecting her first child with rugby star husband Mike Tindall.
The service was a small affair, and among the 22 guests, (unfortunately we couldn’t make it), will be Her Majesty and Prince Phillip, little George’s grandparents, Prince Charles, Camilla and the Middletons, the godparents, and Prince Harry.
As for the official photos, you’ll have to wait and see! But we hear that an official snap of the Queen with the 3 next in line to the throne will be released – that’s Charles, William and baby George, by the way!
And look who got a front row seat, 78-year-old Terry Hutt – possibly Britain’s most fanatic royal fan!
What do you think of little George? Do you think Kate and Wills should try and keep him out of the limelight? Or that it’s his duty to be in the spotlight?
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