It was announced this afternoon that Prince George will be christened on Wednesday 23th October 2013.
The christening will take place in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace. It will be small and private ceremony. According to sources speaking with Sky News, the venue was “the couple’s choice.”
Kensington Palace have also confirmed that “close members of both families” will attend the christening, and it’s thought that other senior guests will be at the ceremony too. The full guest list will be released at a later date, though for now we can assume that the Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, The Duchess of Cornwall and the Middletons (Carole, Michael, Pippa and James) will all be in attendance. Prince George’s godparents, who have not yet been publicly named, will also be at the event.
It is assumed (and hoped!) that some photographs will be available for the public to see after the christening.
In other news:
For the first time, the Duke and Duchess’ new coat of arms was released to the public today:
The new coat of arms represents Kate and William as a married couple. The coat of arms feature’s two separate family shields. It was approved by the Queen earlier this year.