Kate Middleton Plans ‘Intimate’ Christening For George… Without Senior Royals

Reports surfacing this morning claim that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are planning a small, intimate christening for Prince George, without family members

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have decided to keep Prince George’s christening an intimate affair, restricting the guest to close family members only, according to a new reports.

Rumours surfacing today state that Prince William‘s uncles Prince Edward and Prince Andrew will not be attending the event on 23 October with their families, nor will Princess Anne.

Buckingham Palace has yet to comment on the reports, and it’s unlikely they will. The Princes absence could of course, be down to a simple diary clash, though Kate Middleton and Prince William have already chosen to break royal tradition by hosting baby George’s baptism at St James’ Palace, rather than at Buckingham Palace, where both Princes William and Harry, Princess Anne and Prince Edward were all christened.

The Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton and sister Pippa Middleton are all likely to attend, and it’s likely the full guest list will be revealed by Kensington Palace nearer the occasion.

A palace source told the Daily Mail last night: ‘‘All I can say is that the christening will be an intimate affair.’

We’ll keep you posted…

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