Royal christening in the Capital

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son Prince George will be christened this afternoon in St James's Palace.

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Royal watchers wait in the rain for baptism

Two royal fans who have been camping outside St James's Palace yesterday afternoon told Daybreak that they were willing to spend hours in the rain because they love the royal family.

The two royal fans said they both loved the royal family and often came down for big events.

Draped in a Union flag one royal watcher said she often came to London for royal events: "I love William and Kate and Harry and I was at St Mary's for Prince George being born and I felt I had to come here."

Another royal fan added: "I just love the royal family."

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Prince George to be christened in Chapel Royal

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with Prince George. Credit: PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son Prince George will be christened later in front of close family and friends of his parents.

The three-month-old baby, who will one day be king, will be baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, in the little known Chapel Royal at St James's Palace this afternoon.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are expected to be at the ceremony along with the Prince of Wales, who has become a grandfather for the first time, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry.

Kate's family - parents Carole and Michael Middleton and siblings Pippa and James - are thought to be invited, along with the godparents who, like the guests, have not been publicly named.


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