Prince George Christening: Kate Middleton and Prince William Arrive!

Kate Middleton and Prince William were all smiles as they arrived at St. James’ Palace today, cradling Prince George for his christening.

The Duchess of Cambridge looked gorgeous in ivory Alexander McQueen, detailed with a ruffled trim and worn with a matching fascinator by Jane Taylor, while Wills was every inch the doting dad as the couple headed into The Chapel Royal.  

Kate and Wills were joined by a select group of family members for the intimate ceremony, including Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, the Queen, in duck egg blue, and the Duke of Edinburgh.  

Pippa Middleton, also wearing chic cream hues, attended the close-knit affair alongside Kate’s brother James (who was sporting some impressive facial hair) and their parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.  

Prince George, meanwhile, was dressed to impress in a replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by the Queen’s dressmaker, Angela Kelly. Wills also wore the traditional, silk-satin gown when he was christened in 1982. Aww!

A pregnant, and blooming lovely looking, Zara Tindall also arrived alongside George’s six other Godparents, Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel and William van Cutsem.

The Archbishop of Canterbury is conducting the christening, which comes just three months after Kate gave birth in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

The Chapel holds amazing memories for the royal couple, as it’s the same church where Kate was confirmed into the Church of England ahead of her marriage to Prince William. It was also the resting place for Princess Diana’s coffin in the days before her funeral.

Following the service, Kate and Wills will host a private tea in Clarence House, where they’ll enjoy some much-deserved christening cake, a tier saved from the couple’s royal wedding cake. Yum!

By Jessica Bridgeman

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