Prince George's christening details revealed

Prince George's christening details revealed

Prince William and Kate have introduced their newborn baby boy to the world.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed for photographs with their son outside St. Mary's Hospital in London on Tuesday evening, one day after the baby was born. They emerged from the hospital just after 7 p.m., local time.

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by Jessica Derschowitz / CBS News

KMOV.com

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 3:26 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 9:08 AM

(CBS News) More details have been announced for the christening next week of Prince George of Cambridge.

The 3-month-old son of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened next Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace. According to the BBC, Kensington Palace said the ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. and will last about 45 minutes.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, will perform the christening at the private service.

William, his father Charles, and Queen Elizabeth II were all christened at Buckingham Palace. The last royal baby to be christened at the Chapel Royal was Princess Beatrice, William's cousin, in 1988. It's also where the coffin of William's mother, Princess Diana, lay for a week before her funeral in 1997.

George, born July 22, will be christened in a replica of the christening gown made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, in 1841.

Per the BBC, a guest list has not yet been released, but the palace said "close members of both families" will attend the service. The names of George's godparents, who will also be in attendance, have not yet been announced.

Following the christening, a picture will be released showing the queen with the three future monarchs -- Charles, William and George.

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