Prince George: His Royal Christening… and Tub Time with Mom and Dad?
Cute alert! Prince George made a special appearance in London on Wednesday with dad Prince William and mom Kate Middleton for his royal christening. Check out the pics!
The royal tot was officially welcomed into the Church of England as Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge in a private ceremony attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and a select group of guests.
Royal attendees included the Queen and Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, and Prince Harry. Kate's family was also there, including Carole and Michael Middleton and siblings Pippa and James. George's new godparents also made the guest list.
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The new parents announced the 3-month-old's seven godparents a few hours before the christening. The couple broke tradition selecting several friends over foreign royals.
The list named one royal, William's cousin, Zara Phillips Tindall, who is expecting her first child with ex rugby player Mike Tindall.
Others included Oliver Baker, an old college buddy; Emilia Jardine-Patterson, the friend who introduced them; Hugh, Earl Grosvenor, son of the Duke of Westminster, a longtime friend of Will and Harry; Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the twosome's former secretary; Julia Samuel, a friend of Princess Diana; and William van Cutsem, one of Prince William's closest friends.
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According to the Palace, William and Kate chose two hymns, two lessons and two anthems for the christening. The hymns included “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” and “Be Thou My Vision.”
Pippa was asked to read the first lesson, St. Luke, chapter 18, versus 15-17, while Harry was asked to read the second, St. John, chapter 15, versus 1-5.
Anthems included “Blessed Jesu! Here We Stand” by Richard Popplewell (written for Prince William's 1982 baptism), as well as “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” by John Rutter.
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The new parents picked J. S. Bach's “Fantasia in G” as the processional organ music and C. M. Widor's “Toccata” from “Symphony No 5” as the recessional organ music.
In other royal baby news, photographer Allison Jackson released new lookalike pics of England's favorite family this week, in all kinds of funny poses. Check out the fake William and Kate cuddling with George in bed and the fam taking a bath together.