Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Details, Guest list and Godparents for The Christening of HRH Prince George of Cambridge at St. James's Palace

Details of The Christening of HRH Prince George of Cambridge at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace have been released today.

In keeping with the desire to have a small and low-key event, only a few guests have been invited.

The Guests:

HM The Queen & HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall
HRH Prince Harry of Wales
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Middleton, Mr. James Middleton and Miss Pippa Middleton

The Godparents:

  • Mr Oliver Baker (Oliver Baker attended the University of St Andrews with The Duke and Duchess)
  • Mrs David Jardine-Paterson (Emilia Jardine-Paterson attended Marlborough College with The Duchess)
  • Earl Grosvenor (Hugh) (Earl Grosvenor is the son of The Duke of Westminster)
  • Mr Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton (Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton served as Private Secretary to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry from 2005-2012 and continues to serve part-time as Principal Private Secretary and Equerry)
  • The Hon Mrs Michael Samuel (Julia Samuel was a close friend of The Princess of Wales)
  • Mrs Michael Tindall (Zara Tindall is The Duke of Cambridge’s cousin)
  • Mr William van Cutsem (William van Cutsem is a childhood friend of The Duke of Cambridge)
Prince George will wear the hand made replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly, Dressmaker to The Queen.
HRH Prince George will be baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Lily Font with water from the River Jordan.
Following the service, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will host a private tea in Clarence House. Guests will be served christening cake, which is a tier taken from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake.
Yesterday, Lambeth Palace released this video in which the Archbishop of Canterbury discussed the "hugely important" baptism of Prince George and expressed his desire that it serve as an inspiration to others.

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