Royal Family Christening Dramz
Prince George’s christening is to take place on October 23rd inside The Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace.
The private event will be attended only by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Middletons, senior members of the royal family and George’s six godparents (who have yet to be announced by the palace).
According to Yahoo Australia, Prince Charles, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry are the only royals who will attend the christening. Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex are reportedly not invited.
“All I can say is that the christening will be an intimate affair,” a royal source told the Daily Mail when asked about the invite list.
It’s not entirely surprising that only a small number of royals will attend George’s christening. Either the Queen or the Cambridges could very well hold a luncheon after the service for friends and family who were not at St. James’s Palace.
Official photos of the parents and baby will be released after the christening.
Those thought to be in the running for the role of godparent are Harry, Pippa Middleton, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton (William’s former private secretary), Hugh van Cutsem (William is godfather to Hugh’s daughter), Catherine’s Marlborough College friend Alicia Fox-Pitt, William’s best mate Thomas van Straubenzee and William’s former nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke.
The next evening, Catherine will hold a 100 Women in Hedgefunds dinner at Kensington Palace to raise money for Action on Addiction.