Britain has got another reason to celebrate a royal eve as the young would-be king; Prince George has now become a Christian after the christening ceremony which was held at St. James’s Palace on Wednesday that is only a few hours back. The ceremony was performed by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Been born on July 22nd, 2013, little George is third in line to the British throne, after Prince Charles and Prince William.
The Christening ceremony consisted of on 23 guests and only the close friends and family was invited in a small, intimate celebration of the eve. Wearing a replica christening gown, fashioned after the one made for Queen Victoria and first used in 1841, little Prince looked really cute and calm while still been in the arms of his dad, Prince William.
The ceremony took place at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace, which is really close to the hearts of the Royal Family due to the history attached to it. It was the same chapel where Kate was blessed into the Church of England in 2011, prior to her marriage to Prince William. Moreover, Prince William paid his final respects to Princess Diana here only in 1997.
As stated above, the ceremony was dealt as a private affair like the birth celebrations of Prince George and only the prominent faces of the Royal Family were seen at the chapel. Queen Elizabeth II, her husband Prince Philip, Prince Charles, his wife Camilla and Prince Harry were among the royals in attendance. George’s maternal grandparents and uncle and aunty also showed their appearance.
As per the royal tradition, six godparents are usually chosen for the ceremony but Prince William and Kate named seven of these:
· Oliver Baker, a friend from St. Andrews University
· Emilia Jardine-Paterson, a friend of Kate’s who is said to have introduced the couple when they were 17
· Earl Grosvenor, son of the Duke of Westminster
· Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, a past private secretary for the couple
· Julia Samuel, a close friend of the late Princess Diana
· William van Cutsem, a friend of Prince William
· Zara Philips, cousin to Prince William
An official tea was held just after the ceremony at Clarence House which is the official residence of Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla.
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