The time has come for the world to see Prince George. He was brought to his baptism by his father, Prince William, and his mother, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. His christening took place at St. James Palace.
Bundle of Joy
The little one smiled to the members of the family as he was introduced to them. He also met his great-grandparents, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II. The little one wore and elaborate satin and lace christening gown. This looked just like the one worn by Queen Victoria’s older daughter on her christening in 1841.
The Importance of Baptism
It is of the upmost importance for the baby to be baptized in the church. This is because one day he will become the king of Great Britain and this means that he will also be the head of the church. Although some people expected a big celebration, the entire event was kept as simple as possible.
The event was only attended by close family, including Prince Charles, Prince George’s grandfather, and his uncle, Prince Harry. Naturally Catherine’s parents,Michael and Carol Middleton, were invited as well, and the siblings of Catherine, Pippa and James.
It is important for the safety of the baby to be secured if something happens to his parents and this is why he has seven godparents. One of them is Zara Tindal, Prince William’s cousin. She is the daughter of Princess Anne and she is a close friend of the family.
Oliver Baker’s another one of the godparents. He met the couple at St. Andrew’s University. Emilia-Jardine-Paterson is one of Catherine’s close friends while William van Cutsem’s a close friend of William’s. The other godparents include Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel and Earl Grosvenor.
The replica christening gown has been created in order to protect the original one. This gown is used to christen all the members of the family. The Chapel Royal has a special meaning to Prince William; the body of his mother, Diana, rested there for five days before her funeral.
After the official event there was a private tea held by Prince Charles and Camilla. All the guests received a slice of christening cake which looked just like the wedding cake of the baby’s parents. Although this was an important event is the baby’s life, and not only, it looks like the royal family didn’t want to make a big fuss about it.