Prince George's Christening: What We Know So Far

prince georgeShortly after the world was made aware that the christening of Prince George will be held on October 23, details about the magical day began trickling through to the Internets. Kate Middleton and Prince William are dead set on making it a glorious occasion -- well, at least, that's what it sounds like. Here's everything we know about the royal baby christening so far. Take notes, people. There will be a quiz tomorrow.


When? October 23. Just said that, duh.

Where? Royal Chapel in St. James' Palace.

Why there? The Royal Chapel in St. James' Palace is where Princess Diana was laid to rest. Both William and Harry were christened at Buckingham Palace.

Who are the godparents? So far, we only know one. William's good friend and London Man-About-Town, Guy Pelly. It's royal tradition for a little royal to have six godparents, so odds are, both Pippa and Harry will be chosen, as well. The other three currently remain a mystery, though a few names that have been thrown around are William's best friend, Thomas Van Straubenzee; his former private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton; and ex-nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke

Who will perform the ceremony? According to a tweet from Clarence House, "the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby in the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace," will christen Prince George.

Will it be televised? No. It's going to be a private affair, but the Duke and Duchess will pose for official photographs afterward.

What will Prince George wear? It's been reported that the Baby Cambridge will be wearing a replica Honiton lace gown of that worn by Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841.

What will Kate wear? No one knows yet. But odds are, it'll be sold out within an hour of her being photographed in it.

Are you excited for the christening?

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