The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are making sure that they keep their family in mind when planning their son’s christening — and no one is more on Prince Will’s mind at this milestone in his son’s life than his own mom, Princess Diana. Find out how he is making his late mother a presence at George’s baptism.
Prince William and Kate Middleton will be celebrating their son Prince George‘s baptism on Oct. 23. Though they will be surrounded by their close family and friends, the couple will also be honoring Will’s late mother, Princess Diana with their touching choice of venue.
Prince William Honoring Princess Diana With Prince George’s Baptism
The royal family traditionally holds baptism ceremonies in the Music Room, a much larger venue at Buckingham Palace that makes for a fancier affair.
In addition to Will and Kate’s desire to keep their ceremony small and relatively informal, Will also holds a special relationship to the Chapel Room: his mother’s body was kept in the room for the time before her funeral in 1997.
“It’s a special place for William,” a royal source told Us Weekly. “Having the service there is his way of involving his mother, who he so wishes could be here for all of this.”
Prince William & Kate Middleton Choose Baptism Location
The couple also chose the location for its intimacy, to assure that the ceremony is a personal memory shared among close friends — not a room full of distant royal relatives!
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think it’s sweet that Prince Will is honoring his mom?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski