Prince George baptised in London

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London, Oct 24: Prince George, son of Prince William and Duchess Catherine, was christened at the St. James's Palace on Wednesday.

He was baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, while the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Prince Harry as well as Kate's family gathered for the private ceremony at the Chapel Royal, Xinhua reported.

Also present at the event were seven godparents of the newborn, including one being Prince William's cousin and the rest all friends of the royal couple.

After the ceremony, the British monarch posed for a four-generation group photo, the first of its kind since 1890s, according to media reports.

Prince George was baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

George, the third in line to the throne, was born in London July 22. He was seen wearing a lace and satin gown, which media said was a replica of one made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841.

The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William were baptised at Buckingham Palace, but this time William and Kate decided to break the tradition and have their son christened in the chapel where Princess Diana's coffin rested before her funeral.

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Prince George after his christening at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013. The prince was christened Wednesday with water from the River Jordan at a rare four-generation gathering of the royal family in London.

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Britain's Prince William, right, Kate Duchess of Cambridge with their son Prince George leave the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London, with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby after the christening of the three month-old Prince George, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013.

In London

Kate Duchess of Cambridge carries her son Prince George after his christening at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London, with the Bishop of London Richard Chartres behind, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013.

In London

Britain's Prince William, holds his son Prince George as they arrive at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London, for the christening of the three month-old Prince Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013.

IANS

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