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Prince George christening coins

A special set of coins will be created to mark the christening of Prince George, the Royal Mint has announced. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will conduct the ceremony on 23 October.

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Royal christenings are traditionally private affairs

Prince George will be christened in The Chapel Royal at St James's Palace. Credit: PA Wire

Royal christenings are traditionally private affairs, held behind closed doors when the baby is just a few months old and attended only by family, godparents and close friends.

Children are often christened in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace, where Prince William's ceremony was held. Prince Harry was christened in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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