Prince George's Royal Christening: See All the Photos!

Who's invited, what's happening -- and what the prince wore!

It's the big day! Kate Middleton and Prince William are celebrating Prince George's christening today. We wish we could have been a fly on the palace wall for the happy occasion, but since it was a small gathering, here are all the photos, plus five key things to know about the baptism of Prince George, from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's official site

1. Prince Harry and Pippa are not the godparents. Seven godparents were chosen and the list is comprised of good friends of the couple as well as one royal, William’s cousin Zara Tindall. Aunt Pippa and Prince Harry did, however, both have readings in the service.

2. There will be professional photos. No casual snaps from Kate’s dad this time around. Will and Kate hired photographer Jason Bell to capture this historic event. His photos of George will be released tomorrow.

3. The prince will wear vintage, kind of. Kate must have double-diapered! The baby wore the lacy, ornate (and long!) Royal Christening Robe that’s an exact replica of the one used for Queen Victoria's daughter in 1841. 

4. They served wedding cake. After the service, there was a private tea at Clarence House, where guests ate "christening cake," a tier taken from the couple's wedding cake.

5. Prince George was royally well-behaved. The baby "gurgled happily" when his great grandparents The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh entered, he was described as having a "commanding manner" by the Dean of the Chapel Royal (where the service was held) and was "wide-eyed" at the end of the 35-minute service. (You would be too if you had water from the River Jordan splashed on your head!)

 

Royal Christening, Prince William, Kate Middleton, George

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Royal Christening, Prince William, Kate Middleton, George

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Royal Christening, Prince William, George

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Royal Christening, Kate Middleton, George

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Royal Christening, Queen Elizabeth

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Mom of two Sasha Emmons is a writer and editor. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.

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