Prince George Looks Chubby And Serious During Christening Ceremony
Twenty-two family members and friends of Prince William and Duchess Catherine arrived at the Chapel Royal at St. Jamesí Palace this afternoon for Prince Georgeís christening, and in perhaps the least surprising turn of events ever, the ceremony was extremely well covered by members of the press and photographers hired by the Royal Family.
The ceremony lasted about thirty-five minutes, according to The Telegraph, and as you can see in the above picture, the guest of honor rocked a replica of the Honiton lace royal christening robe. Both Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry recited passages from the Bible during the ceremonyís runtime, and all seven of Prince Georgeís new godparents were in attendance.
Iím not really sure why Prince George needs seven godparents considering damn near every English citizen (with the exception of Morrissey) would care for this baby as their own if something happened to William and Kate, but regardless, letís go over the lucky individuals chosen for the task. They are Oliver Baker, the coupleís friend from St. Andrewís University, Hugh Grosvenor, the son of the Duke of Westminster, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Kateís friend from Marlborough College, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the coupleís ex-secretary, Zara Phillips, Willís cousin, William van Cutsem, the Princeís boyhood friend and Julia Samuel, a close friend of the late Princess Diana. Altogether, itís a pretty solid crew, but humorously, it probably didnít go over very well with the Queen or Prince Charles.
Itís standard practice for most Royals to choose foreign dignitaries as their childís godparents, but William and Catherine simply arenít that traditional of people. They went with a traditional name, sure, but in many other ways, theyíre very modern people who prefer to do things on their own and dress in fashion-forward ways. As such, it should surprise no one they werenít interested in people godparents they had no real connection to.
Here's to hoping the little guy grows up strong, brave, intelligent, confident, healthy and capable.
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