Prince George christening

Prince George will be christened this afternoon in front of close family and friends of his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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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.

Christening coins made by Royal Mint in Llantrisant

The Royal Mint in Llantrisant has produced a special set of coins to mark Prince George's christening.

This is the first time that new UK coins have been produced to mark the christening of a member of the royal family.

The coins feature a new design - with swags of lilies, two harp-playing cherubs, and the Queen's motto. Credit: Royal Mint

A limited edition gold kilo coin has gone on sale for £50,000 but there is a more affordable range of gold or silver coins for £13.


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