The royal family released beautiful family portraits featuring George all done up in his fancy ceremonial gown! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge baptized their son at The Chapel Royal in St. James’s Palace on Oct. 23 and released four commemorative snaps from the event on Oct. 24.
Kate Middleton and Prince William celebrated their 3-month-old son Prince George‘s baptism on Oct. 23 in London. The next day, the couple released the official portraits commemorating the special occasion. Posing with his proud family, George looked absolutely joyous — and his glowing parents clearly shared the happy sentiment!
Prince George’s Christening Portrait Revealed By Kate Middleton & Prince William
George’s expression is priceless in his portrait with his parents. Posed with his arms raised and an adorable little grin on his face, Prince George looks like he is really celebrating his big day!
In his extended family portrait, little Georgie sits on his mom’s lap and is surrounded by Queen Elizabeth II; Prince William; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Charles, Prince of Wales; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Harry; Pippa Middleton; Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton; and Kate’s brother, James Middleton.
The official photographs were taken by acclaimed photographer Jason Bell — who has photographed portraits of celebrities like Sir Paul McCartney, Scarlett Johansson, and David Beckham. Kate and Will specifically requested Jason to photograph the occasion, according to an official Kensington Palace press release.
The portraits were shot in the Morning Room at Clarence House, located right next door to St. James Palace — where the royal christening ceremony was held.
Prince George’s Christening Gown
For his christening and official portrait, Prince George donned a replica of the traditional gown worn by 60 other royals for their big christening. The original garment was crafted by Janet Sutherland, the daughter of a Scottish coal miner, in 1841. The designer even received the title of Embroiderer to the Queen, reported E! News.
Though the gown has been passed down for generations, an exact replica was created by Queen Elizabeth II‘s couturier Angela Kelly to preserve the delicate garment. George’s version was just as beautiful as the original! Plus, the front-view of the gown in the portrait beautifully showcases all of its intricate detailing.
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think the royal christening portrait is beautiful?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski