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Christening of the future king, George VII

December 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Books, City Library

christening_prince_george_E1It was the Royal baby’s day out. Prince George of Cambridge looked a picture of innocence and cuteness when his parents, Prince William and the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, had him christened at the Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace in London on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.

The baby prince was all smiles for his seven chosen godparents and relatives, including his great-grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Uncle Harry was unable to attend.

The original christening gown was too fragile to be used. The original gown was made for the christening of Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Princes Victoria, Princess Royal, in 1841. The gown was made by Janet Sutherland from Falkirk Scotland.  For her fine work she received the title of “Embroiderer to the Queen.” She held the position from 1842 to until her death at age 45 in 1852.

Prince George wore a handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly, “Dressmaker to the Queen”.

This was the first royal christening since 1894, with the queen and three future kings in line for the throne.

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