The Royal Family Gathers for Prince George’s Christening

Today, His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge was christened into the Church of England.  Wear a replica of the 1841 gown worn by Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, the three-month-old prince was held by his father, the Duke of Cambridge.

The Duchess of Cambridge, in a bespoke cream Alexander McQueen dress and Jane Taylor sophisticated sinamay beret with delicate silk organza rose & classic veiling trim, greeted Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, who were the last to arrive, as protocol dictates.

Her Majesty, the first monarch since Queen Victoria to have three living heirs, appropriately wore blue for the occasion.  Philip, the family’s patriarch, followed his wife into the Chapel Royal where they would join the Middletons and George’s seven godparents.

According to Kensington Palace, the Duke and Duchess chose two hymns, two lessons and two anthems for the 45-minute service.

The Hymns are Breathe on “Me, Breath of God” and “Be Thou My Vision.”

Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry read lessons, which were followed by anthems, one of which was written for Prince William’s christening in 1982.

Tomorrow, Her Royal Highness will host a dinner for 100 Women in Hedgefunds at Kensington Palace.  The event will raise funds for one of Catherine’s charities, Action on Addiction.