Further plans for Prince George's big day next week have been released by the Palace. So what can we expect from the tiny royal's return to the spotlight? (We're so excited)
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has spent the last few weeks putting every effort into planning Prince George’s christening for 23 October, and now the Palace has finally revealed the last details of the tiny royal’s big day.
The 45-minute ceremony will take place next Wednesday at 3pm – and breaking royal tradition – will take place at St James’s Palace, not Buckingham Palace, as the small, intimate Chapel Royal was where Princess Diana’s body lay before her funeral.
The ceremony will be conducted by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby and the Queen WILL attend. The christening will be conducted in the afternoon so Her Majesty can appear at another event in the morning.
We’ve also got the details of Prince George’s outfit, which, in keeping with tradition, will be a silk and lace gown. The dress (sorry, George) will be a bespoke replica of the gown Queen Victoria’s daughter, Victoria, the Princess Royal, worn in 1841.
Not only will Prince George’s big day be commemorated with a set of coins created by the Royal Mint, but a professional photo featuring the Queen with the three future monarchs – Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George – will also be realised shortly after the ceremony.
Details of Kate Middleton‘s son’s Godparents have been leaked – but are as yet unconfirmed by Kensington Palace.
Prince William’s schoolfriend Fergus Boyd, a financier who went to Eton with the Duke and shared a house with the couple at St Andrew’s University, is said to have been chosen as one of George’s six godparents.
Hugh Van Cutsem, one of Will’s oldest friends whose daughter Grace was flower girl at the royal wedding – and who William is already a godparent to – is also said to be a contender, along with Kate’s Marlborough College school friend, interior designer Emilia d’Erlanger.
All we need now is details of Duchess Kate‘s outfit. Place your bets on it being Jenny Packham…