• Prince George's intimate christening ceremony

    Prince George was christened on Wednesday afternoon with his proud parents William and Kate and their closest family and friends in attendance. Wearing a magnificent Honiton lace gown, the third in line to the throne was baptised in a 45-minute service in the Chapel Royal of St James's Palace.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY It was the first time that four generations of the royal family have been photographed together 1894 in the historic ceremony conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The chapel is significant to the couple as it is where William's mother Diana, Princess of Wales lay at rest ahead of her funeral in 1997

  • Zara Phillips and Diana's close friend amongst Prince George's godparents

    The speculation as to possible godparents began long before little Prince George made his entrance into the world. Now the names of those selected have been revealed – and Zara Phillips is one of the surprise choices made by Wiliam and Kate. Click on the photo below to see our picture gallery of the godparents. It was thought at least one family member and one royal would feature in a small list of close family and friends. But few guessed that the couple would include their former private secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO MEET PRINCE GEORGE'S GODPARENTS The 53-year-old former member

  • Guests of Prince George's intimate christening revealed

    The honoured guests that have been included by William and Kate to attend Prince George's christening on Wednesday afternoon have been revealed. A statement by Kensington Palace reads: "The following guests will attend Prince George's Christening today at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace," followed by a very short guest list. Prince George's great-grandmother the Queen and her husband Prince Philip will be in attendance, as will the baby's grandfather Prince Charles, his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, and baby George's uncle, Prince Harry.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Other immediate family to attend the intimate gathering includes Kate's parents Carole and

  • Royal superfan Terry Hutt leads supporters at christening of Prince William and Kate Middleton's son George

    With just hours to go before the christening of Prince George, royal superfan Terry Hutt has a prime spot at St James's Palace. The former soldier camped out over night hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince William and Kate Middleton with their son. In his hands is a board bearing a message of congratulations with a toy duck stuck to it.   Nicknamed 'the Union Jack man' by the Queen because of his fondness for wearing national colours, he has been a fan of the family ever since meeting her mother, the Queen Mother during the Blitz. In July he spent 12

  • Remembering Diana: Why William and Kate chose caring Julia Samuel as godmother

    When Prince William asked for Kate's hand he famously gave her his beloved mother's engagement ring "to make sure she was included". Now at another crucial stage of his life he has chosen to honour her memory by asking two people with close ties to Diana, Princess of Wales to be godparents to their baby Prince George. The first is Julia Samuel who knew Diana from 1987 until her death in 1997. At the christening in the chapel of St James's Palace on Wednesday, she will promise to watch over and guide the tiny future King, along with six other

  • Sophie Wessex carries out official duties as world awaits Prince George's christening

    Sophie, countess of Wessex has been busy carrying out official duties in Bristol as London awaits the christening of Prince George. The mother-of-two, who is Prince William's auntie, was pictured visiting the NSPCC Service Centre. She is not attending the christening due to its 'intimate' nature.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Sophie looked radiant as she met with staff and gave a speech wearing a cobalt blue wrap coat over a black shift dress and black knee-high boots. She accessorised with a snakeskin print clutch. After weeks of speculation over the guest list, a spokesperson for William and Kate revealed earlier this month

  • Proud parents William and Kate arrive at Palace for Prince George's christening

    William and Kate have arrived at St James' Palace for the christening of their baby son Prince George. Crowds gathered to catch a glimpse of the future King and his parents together in public for the first time since they left the Lindo Wing after the birth in July.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, who looks remarkably like William as a baby, was content in his father's arms as he carried him into the chapel.  The new mum wore a cream Alexander McQueen coat dress with frill detailing and an elegant beret with a silk and

  • In pictures: members of the British royal family as babies

    With the beautiful christening of Prince George taking place today, HELLO! Online has unearthed the most adorable photographs of members of the British royal family as babies. Click on the photo below to see our gallery of royal babies.   From snapshots of the red-haired Prince Harry taking his first steps, to his older brother Prince William chuckling at the piano, flick through our gallery of delightful royal

  • Royal nanny Jessie Webb invited to Prince George's christening

    Prince George's much-loved nanny Jessie Webb may not have been announced as a guest at Wednesday's christening, but there was still a special place for the 71-year-old in the intimate family affair. Jessie, who cared for Princes William and Harry as children, was spotted leaving the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace after the ceremony. The expert nanny happily chatted away to Kate's father, Michael Middleton, and was most likely on hand to help the first-time parents during the baptism.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY While William and Kate were adamant they would care for Prince George themselves in those precious first few weeks,

  • Prince George Alexander Louis: the royal baby's name explained

    Before William and Kate revealed Prince George's name, royal watchers speculated that the happy couple would not stray from tradition when choosing their firstborn's moniker. The royal baby's full name, George Alexander Louis, has plenty of meaning behind it and is intrinsically linked to the British royal family. Click on the photo below to find out the meaning behind Prince George's