The Christening of Prince George of Cambridge

Everything you need to know about the christening of
His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge 

in five minutes or less.

Age of Prince George: 3 months and 1 day old
Date: October 23, 2013
Location: The Royal Chapel at St. James's Palace, London, England

Time: Three o'clock pm

In Attendance: Twenty one of the couple's closest friends and family including The Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Carole Middleton, Michael Middleton, Pippa Middleton, James Middleton, and seven godparents with their spouses.

The Officiant: The Archbishop of Canterbury
The Service: The service lasted approximately 45 minutes and included two hymns, two lessons, and two anthems. Uncle Prince Harry read John 15:1-5 and Aunt Pippa Middleton read Luke 18:24-7.

The Godparents:

Olive Baker – William and Kate's friend from St. Andrew's University

Emilia Jardine- Peterson – Kate's school friend from Marlborough

Earl Hugh Grosvenor – son of Britain's wealthiest land owner and family friend

Julia Samuel – good friend of the late Princess Diana

Zara Tindall – William's cousin, daughter of Princess Anne

Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton – The Duke and Duchess's personal secretary

William van Cutsem: William's best friend

The Fashion:
Prince George wore an elaborate satin and lace christening gown. It is a replica of the one made in 1814 for the christening of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter. The replica worn by Prince George was made by Angela Kelly, the Queen's couturier, in 2008 to help preserve the 170 year old original. Prince Charles and Prince William wore the original at their christenings.

Kate wore ruffled cream colored Alexander McQueen suiting separates and a floral fascinator by Jane Taylor.

Carole Middleton wore a navy blue coat and off-white dress created by Catherine Walker and a grey hat by Jane Corbett.

Pippa Middleton wore a cream Trapeze coat and Paris dress created specifically for her by British designer Suzannah Crabb. Much like her sister, Pippa wore a cream floral fascinator. Hers was designed by Edwina Ibbotson.

The Party: Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, hosted the guests in their home, Clarence House, for tea and christening cake. The christening cake is a tier from Will and Kate's 2011 wedding cake.


  1. Squee! I love all of the pomp and circumstance. :)

  2. Thank you for this - I was going to Google it. Glad you were here to give me the highlights :)

  3. Ahhh he is just the cutest! Thanks for compiling all these pictures!