Prince George will be christened at Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace at 3 pm (BST) on 23 October in a private ceremony.
Ahead of the much-anticipated christening of Prince George, son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, speculation were rife about who will attend the ceremony and who the Godparents to George will be.
Clarence House has announced the guest list and only close members of both royal and Middleton family will attend the christening of the future heir.
While William and Kate have chosen mostly friends to be their son’s Godparents, Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, is the only Godparent from royal family.
George’s christening will be a historic moment as it will witness the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George – the monarch and the immediate three heirs – in one frame. They will be photographed together following the christening services.
Such a photograph was taken in 1894 with Queen Victoria and the then three future monarchs.
Prince George’s christening also brings back the memories of christening services of royal babies in the past, including George’s father, prince William, and his great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
Prince William Arthur Philip Louis was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie, in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace on 4 August 1982.
As christening photos of Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge are awaited, here is look back at some of the royal christenings throughout history.
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