According to New York Daily News, three-month-old Prince George was christened Wednesday with water from the River Jordan at a rare four-generation gathering of the royal family in London.
George, the son of Prince William and his wife, Kate, was christened by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace. The boy wore a replica of an intricate lace and satin christening gown made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter and first used in 1841.
William and Kate have asked seven people to be godparents to their son, who was born July 22 and is third in line for the British throne.
He arrived at the chapel in his father's arms with his mother by their side, and appeared to wave at his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, although it was really a case of William moving his son's hand up and down.
The seven godparents were also present. They are: Oliver Baker, a friend from St. Andrews University; Emilia Jardine-Paterson, who went to school at the exclusive Marlborough College with Kate; Hugh Grosvenor, who is the son of the Duke of Westminster; Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, a former private secretary to the couple; Julia Samuel, described as a close friend of the late Princess Diana; Zara Phillips, who is William's cousin; and William van Cutsem, a childhood friend of William.
Palace officials said water from the River Jordan - where Christians believe Jesus Christ was baptized was be used for the christening. The river's waters have often been used to make the sign of the cross on the heads of royal infants.
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