It’s Prince George’s day! Royal family and godparents arrive at St James’ Palace for christening of Kate and William’s baby son
- The world able to see Prince George in public for the first time in three months as he arrived to be christened
- Royal fans braved the wind and rain and slept on street in London to be outside St James’s Palace today
- George to be baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Chapel Royal this afternoon
- Guest list was secret until today and in break from tradition most of uncles, aunts and cousins not invited
- The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh celebrating with the Prince of Wales,the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry
- Kate’s family also there the Queen with three future monarchs – Charles, William and George together
- George will be baptised using water from the River Jordan in a replica of royal christening robe first made in 1841
- Christening followed by tea at Clarence House served with slices of Kate and William’s wedding cake from 2011
Prince George and his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are at St James Palace for the christening of the future king.
Outside St James’s Palace crowds gathered to catch a glimpse of the heir the throne, who was seen in public for only the second time since he was born in July.
The three-month-old prince, wearing a long christening robe, was carried by his mother and father who joined the handful of relatives attending his baptism, which has been described as an ‘intimate family affair’.
Only five senior royals, the Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry will see the heir to the throne baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, in the little known Chapel Royal this afternoon.
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Sweet child: The public got the chance to see three-month-old Prince George as he was taken into St James Palace for his christening today
Smiling and happy: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge grinned at their family as they held their young prince
Grinning dad: The Duke of Cambridge arrived holding his first-born son Prince George who will one day be king
Touching: William and Kate laugh uproariously as they speak to Her Majesty the Queen, who is George’s great-grandmother
Kate’s family – parents Carole and Michael Middleton and siblings Pippa and James – are also invited, along with the godparents.
It came as the Cambridges revealed they have chosen old friends and only one royal, Zara Tindall, to be godparents to three-month-old George.
Meanwhile royal well-wishers have spent a rain-soaked night outside St James’s Palace but thankfully the dark clouds, which had threatened to taint the big day during the morning, cleared just in time.
Tourists and royal-watchers stood five-people deep against the railings in an autumnal St James’s Park, as the sun shone down on Pall Mall.
Many of the fans, draped in Union Flags, have returned to London three months after spending weeks sleeping outside the Lindo Wing in Paddington where the heir to the throne was born on July 22.
Break in the clouds: After standing in wet, windy conditions crowds gathered in the Autumn sunshine at St James Palace to see the future king
Glowing mother: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge rubs the arm of her young son Prince George as he sits patiently in his car seat
Grandparents: Michael and Carole Middleton seen arriving for the christening of Prince George at the central London palace
Loving uncle and auntie: Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton grinned as they waled towards the historic chapel where George would be baptised
Prince George’s day: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and future king Prince George in his car seat head off to the christening this afternoon
Special occasion: Beaming parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, leave for the christening on a significant day for them and their son Prince George
Proud parents: Kate sat next to their three-month-old child while they couple were swept to St James Palace this afternoon
Anxious mother: The Duchess of Cambridge was seen to lean over and talk to little Prince George as they arrived at the palace ahead of his 3pm christening today
Royal arrival: Prince Charles is driven to the christening of his first grandchild Prince George at St James’s Palace in London this afternoon
Proud uncle and godmother: Prince Harry, left, followed by a smiling Mike Tindell and his wife Zara, head to join other guests at the baptism to be carried out by the Archbishop of Canterbury
Prince George’s great-grandparents, HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinnburgh, arrived just before the baby’s christening at St James’s Palace this afternoon
The Bishop of London, the Rt Revd Richard Chartres, who preached the sermon at the royal wedding, is Dean of the Chapel Royal, where Prince George was christened this afternoon
The Archbishiop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, who was to christen the young prince, arriving at St James’s Palace with his wife, Caroline