The date has been set! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced the date of their newborn son’s upcoming christening ceremony. Find out when it is!
Prince George‘s upcoming baptism date was announced by his parents Kate Middleton and Prince William via an official Kensington Palace statement on Sept. 27. Read on to get all the details, and find out what to expect from the ceremony.
Prince George’s Christening Date Announced By Kate Middleton & Prince William
HollywoodLife.com previously reported that Prince George’s baptism was to be expected in the autumn, but now the ceremony’s date has been confirmed! In an official press release distributed by Kensington Palace on Sept. 27:
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce the christening of Prince George will take place on Wednesday, 23rd October at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.
The statement explained:
Prince George will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.
George’s baptism will three months — almost to the date — after his July 22 birth.
Prince George’s Christening: What To Expect
Prince George will have a private baptim ceremony, consistent with the royal family’s traditions. Us Weekly explained the process:
Unlike royal weddings, which are often state occasions, baptisms are reserved for about 60 relatives and friends. At the half-hour liturgy, the Archbishop of Canterbury will ask William, Middleton and the godparents to gather around the 172-year-old baptismal Lily Font, filled with holy water from the River Jordan. As the queen — the Church of England’s Supreme Governor — looks on, they’ll affirm they’ll raise the child to follow Christ.
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