Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Royal Christening

Though it's not drawing the kind of press coverage seen when Kate Middleton was due to deliver the royal heir, tomorrow is another big event for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge:  the christening of Prince George.  If this were a romance novel, it would be one of those events where guests would coo over the baby and smile for the cameras, but all kinds of shenanigans would happen behind the scenes.  (And aren't those scenes the best?)

According to The Telegraph, Prince George's christening ceremony will be an intimate one, with room for only fifty family members and guests at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace.  By contrast, hundreds attended Prince William's christening in the early 1980s.  In another break with tradition, rather than wearing the christening gown originally designed for Queen Victoria, Prince George will wear a replica designed by Angela Kelly, who is Queen Elizabeth II's personal assistant and stylist.  (The gown worn by Victoria is now considered to fragile to be worn, even by a royal.)

How do you think George's christening will compare with that of other recent royals?  For a look back, check out these great photos, courtesy of The Huffington Post. As cute as the infants are, the parents' fashions are great eye candy, too.

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