Prince George - Prince George baptised

Britain's Prince George was baptised today (23.10.13).

The three-month-old royal's christening took place at the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace in London earlier this afternoon in a private affair attended by his parents, Prince William and Duchess Catherine, as well as other senior royals and four members of the Middleton family, his seven godparents and 22 guests.

Catherine - known as Kate Middleton before her and William's nuptials in April 2011 - carried the little one out of the chapel after the ceremony, which was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, after William had carried the youngster into the event.

George - the third in line to the throne - wore a replica of the traditional lace and satin christening gown created for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, the Princess Royal, in 1841.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose three hymns, 'Breathe on Me', 'Breath of God' and 'Be Thou My Vision', which were played at the ceremony.

Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton - who were not named as George's godparents, despite speculation they were in line for the roles - read Bible passages from St Luke and St John, and two anthems were performed by the Choir of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, who also performed at William and Catherine's wedding.

Following the ceremony, guests headed to Clarence House for tea hosted by George's grandfather, Prince Charles.

Earlier in the day, an official statement from Kensington Palace confirmed George will have seven godparents, including William's cousin Zara Phillips.

The duke and duchess also chose Oliver Baker - a university friend from St Andrews in Scotland - David Jardine-Patterson, who attended Marlborough college with the duchess, and Earl Grosvenor, the son of the Duke of Westminster.

Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, William and Catherine's private secretary from 2005 to 2012, was also named as a godparent, as was Julia Samuel, a close friend of William's late mother Princess Diana, and William van Cutsem, a childhood friend of the duke.


Contactmusic

Tags: Prince William - Kate Middleton - Prince Harry - Pippa Middleton - Zara Phillips - Prince Philip


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Fairytales Come to Life in the First Trailer for Disney's Into The Woods

Cinemas are set to get a whole lot more magical this winter with the...

Fairytales Come to Life in the First Trailer for Disney's Into The Woods

Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?

The reviews are in – Chadwick Boseman makes a star turn as James Brown...

Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?

Lorde Given Complete Control Over New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

More great news for fans of the Hunger Games films! Following the recent...

Lorde Given Complete Control Over New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

Is Jamie Foxx About to Play Mike Tyson?

According to Variety, Jamie Foxx is to star as Kid Dynamite himself...

Is Jamie Foxx About to Play Mike Tyson?

Vin Diesel Sings Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

During the seemingly never-ending Guardians of the Galaxy press tour, Diesel took a moment...

Vin Diesel Sings Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

Horns - International Trailer

Following the vicious rape and murder of his girlfriend Merrin Williams, Ig Perrish goes on a grief-ridden...

Horns Trailer
Advertisement

Stephen Colbert Explains Orlando Bloom vs Justin Bieber Fight, Hilarity Ensues

Can't make sense of the latest fued to hit Hollywood? Well, never fear...

Stephen Colbert Explains Orlando Bloom vs Justin Bieber Fight, Hilarity Ensues

"Sharknado 2: The Second One" Causes Full-Scale Tweetnado

Today in “how is this even happening” news, Sharknado 2 made a killing with its ratings...

Tara Reid -

Behaving Badly Review

For a comedy that so desperately wants to be rude and sexy, this movie is remarkably timid. It does a great...

Behaving Badly Movie Review


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All