Prince George's Christening: Everything We Know So Far

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prince georgeSo, anyone seen new photos of Prince George lately? It's been two weeks now, and new moms everywhere need to see what the baby is wearing so they can buy it themselves. Sigh. While we're waiting, let's talk about something else. Like Prince Georgie's christening! We still haven't heard an official announcement confirming that the ceremony will happen, although it's pretty darn likely that William and Kate will follow tradition. But it's never too late to start obsessing. So herewith, everything we know about Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge's christening-to-be.

When and Where: Those who know are predicting the christening will take place in late September or early October. The Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York, and Prince William were all christened in the music room of Buckingham Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury, so it's pretty safe to assume the same for Prince George.

Christening Gown: The Prince will wear a hand-me-down. In 2004 the Queen deemed the 1841 christening gown, which had been worn by 30 babies including Prince William and the Queen herself, too fragile for further use. She commissioned Liverpool designer Angela Kelly to create a replica of the gown. Since then, it has been worn by two daughters of Peter and Autumn Phillips, Savannah and Isla Elizabeth, and James, Viscout Severn. The original gown has been preserved as an heirloom.

Godparents: The Prince is expected to have six godparents, three men and three women. Prince Harry and Pippa are expected to be chosen. Other possible candidates include William's cousins Peter and Zara Phillips, William's friend Thomas van Straubenzee, Kate's friend Alicia Fox-Pitt, and the children of Camilla.

Church of England loves cake: The most important question is what will everyone eat? It's traditional in England to serve the top tier of your wedding cake at your first child's christening. The alcohol content in Will and Kate's wedding fruitcake will have helped preserve it, but of course that cake was frozen as well.

What to Wear: Kate could wear anything from a designer garden party dress to something more formal, like a suit. William will probably be in his suit and tie.

How soon do you think Prince George's christening will be?

 

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