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Prince George christening details revealed

Kensington Palace has revealed details of next week's christening of third in line to the throne, Prince George. In a break from usual tradition, the baby prince will be christened in the Chapel Royal of Buckingham Palace, rather than inside the Palace as has been the tradition. The Chapel Royal is where the late Diana, Princess of Wales was laid out prior to her funeral.

The Royal Mint has created the first commemorative coin to celebrate a christening, that of Prince George of Cambridge.
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Aside from the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, British Royals and in-laws present will most likely include the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and the Middletons—four full generations. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, will perform the baptism.

As expected, a replica of the traditional lace and satin christening gown will be used, as the Victorian-era gown is deemed too fragile. According to The Mirror, the service is to take place at 3 p.m. and should last around 45 minutes.

According to Hello Magazine, a list of godparents and guests will probably have to wait until October 23, when the public should also finally see an official photograph showing the monarch and the next three generations in line to the throne.

Sources: The Mirror; Hello Magazine

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