Princess Kate Plans Prince George Alexander Louis Christening and Baptism: 2013 Godparents, Ceremony Date, and Fashion Rumors [UPDATE]
Princess Kate is super busy these days, as she plans Prince George Alexander Louis’ upcoming christening. We’ve got the latest 2013 updates on the baptism rumors, which includes likely godparents, the ceremony date and the fashion.
The most important decision Kate has to make leading up to the ceremony, is the selection of Prince George’s godparents. While no official announcements have been made, there are some likely front runners.
At the top of the list are the usual suspects. Most notably, there is Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton. Also on the list are Camilla’s children, Prince William’s cousins Zara and Peter Phillips, Kate’s friend Alicia Fox-Pitt and Prince William’s friend Thomas van Straubenzee.
Traditionally speaking, six people are selected by the mom and dad. Three women and three men will be chosen, prior to the ceremony.
The location of the christening, too, will take place in a historic setting. According to sources at Buckingham Palace, the baptism will occur in the same music room that Prince William was christened in.
Unlike the birth of Prince George, which was a very public affair, the christening is more a private matter, that will be attended by a small number of friends and family. The Queen (of course) will be in attendance, joined by Prince William, Princess Kate, Prince Harry, the Middletons, Prince Charles and Camilla, as well as a few family friends.
One of the most notable changes to the ceremony include what the young Prince will be wearing. Up until 2004, all royal babies were christened while wearing the same christening gown. The original garment was created in 1841 and has been worn by over 30 babies, including Prince William.
The Queen had the gown retired back in 2004 as it was deemed too fragile to use.