Kate Middleton and Prince William have now ticked off the royal baby delivery, the first royal family photo and the royal baby naming, so now it’s onto the next step in the celebrations – the little Prince’s christening!
The royal baby, who has just been named Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, is expected to be christened in a small private ceremony behind closed doors sometime in September or October, once the Queen has returned from her annual summer holiday to Balmoral.
Royal babies are traditionally christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace (Prince Wills included!), with only close family, friends and godparents in attendance.
On his special day, little George will follow royal tradition and wear a replica of a white Honiton lace and satin gown made in 1841 for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter. And while Kate and Will’s wedding was very much made public property, being watched by millions around the world, their baby boy’s christening is expected to be the exact opposite – just a single photograph of George in his robe is planned to be released to the press after the event.
With the baby naming now out of the way, the Duke and Duchess will have to decide on who they want as the Prince of Cambridge’s godparents. Top contenders are currently baby George’s uncles Prince Harry and James Middleton and aunty Pippa, as well as Will’s old school mate Thomas van Straubenzee.
Who do you think should be the royal baby’s godparents? Let us know below!
By Robyn Munson
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