Prince George, the son of Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, may be only three months old, but he made worldwide headlines when he was christened on Oct. 23 at St. James Palace. The photographs were released on Thursday, meaning the world’s most famous prince also made his international TV debut. Dozens of American TV stations featured the famous photographs, including “Good Morning America.” On Oct. 25, “GMA” brought in two experts to talk about the historical significance of George’s christening.
The most anticipated photo of the christening is called “The Royal Flush.” Four generations of the monarch are featured in this particular shot. Ingrid Seward, Editor-in-Chief of “Majesty Magazine” said on “GMA” on Friday morning…
The christening photos are hugely significant. They are historical mementos. They will be with us forever.
According to CNN, Prince George wore an elaborate satin and lace gown that was a replica of the one made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria’s oldest daughter. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a cream Alexander McQueen skirt suit.
Victoria Murray, a royal reporter for “The Daily Mail,” also spoke about the christening of Prince George on “Good Morning America.” She noticed that the royals were mixed in with the Middletons in several of the photos and stated…
It’s the idea that they’re all becoming one family, rather than the Middletons on one side and the royals on the other.
According to BBC News, the Queen pictured with three future kings is the first such image of royal succession in nearly 120 years. The monarch is photographed with her son, the Prince of Wales, grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, and great-grandson, Prince George.
The venue, St. James Place, is especially significant to Prince William. In 1997, the body of Princess Diana rested in the Chapel Royal for five days before the funeral in 1997.
In 2011, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding made TV history when more than two billion people around the world tuned in to watch the royal nuptials. It was the ultimate fairytale of a commoner stepping into the spotlight and emerging as a princess. It was also an occasion for a country that was mired in economic problems to wrap itself in patriotic pride. To this day, the Royal Wedding remains one of the most watched TV events in history.
To view all of the official photographs of the christening by Jason Bell, head to CBS News. For the unofficial photos that also chronicle Prince George’s christening, be sure to check out the slideshow above by Getty Images.
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