October 23, 2013 Leave a comment
Prince George, the 3-month-old royal baby was christened today, ritually welcomed into the Church of England as Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge. The christening took place in a private ceremony for close family and friends in the historic chapel of a London royal palace.
The guest list for the ceremony was short, just 22 people and only five royals: great-grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, grandfather Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Harry. Also there were maternal grandparents Michael and Carole Middleton, Kate’s siblings Pippa and James Middleton, plus the closest relatives and oldest friends of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
After the ceremony, Prince Charles hosted a tea party at his London residence, Clarence House, where the guests were served the traditional slices of christening cake, a tier taken from Will and Kate’s wedding cake, an eight-tier fruit-infused confection designed by celebrated pastry maker Fiona Cairns.