Oct 17, 2013

Christening of Prince George: announced the date and place

Christening of Prince George

Announced the exact time of the baptism ceremony of Prince George, son of Prince William and his wife Catherine. At three o'clock in the afternoon of Wednesday, October 23, this ceremony will be held at London's St. James's Palace. The place of the ceremony, which will last 45 minutes and will be the Royal Chapel. As previously reported, to baptize the child will be the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

Before the baptism of Elizabeth II will hold a formal reception at Buckingham Palace, and after the ceremony, will be published photo of the queen with the three heirs to the British throne - Charles, by William George and the three-month .

representatives of the royal family say that public interest in the details of who will be the godparents of the prince and of the guests who will be present at this event will be revealed only on the day of the ceremony.

assumed that celebration will take place in a narrow family circle, and it is not all invited relatives. While it is known that at the ceremony in addition to parents George and Queen will attend Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Prince Philip, Prince Harry and Kate's parents - Carole and Michael Middletons.

It should be noted that most of the rites of baptism in crowned family are elsewhere - in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace: they were baptized, and William himself, and his father, Charles. However, Kate and William chose to be baptized George chapel, where in 1997, held the funeral of his grandmother, Princess Diana. They say, so William decided to honor the memory of his late mother.

According to a source from the royal entourage, the parents of the little George thought long and hard over the venue for the ceremony, and at the Royal Chapel, and even stopped because it seemed to them the most comfortable:

This is a historic place and fit their personal taste, so after much deliberation, they stopped it.
Britons are preparing to celebrate the baptism of the heir to the throne. On this occasion in England will be issued special commemorative coins - just as it did when George was born.