Prince George christened


・St James's Palaceで開催
 Elizabeth II
 George VI
 Prince William
 Princess Catherine
 Prince George
 Prince Harry
 Michael Middleton
 Carol Middleton
 Philippa Middleton
 Oliver Baker       :名付け親
 Emilia Jardine - Paterson:名付け親
 Earl Grosvenor      :名付け親
 Jamie Lowther - Pinkerton:名付け親
 Julia Samuel       :名付け親
 William van Cutsem    :名付け親
 Zara Tindall       :名付け親、ウィリアム王子のいとこ
 Alicia Fox - Pitt    :ケイトの幼馴染
 Emilia d’Erlanger    :ケイトの友人
 Fergus Boyd       :ウィリアム王子の大学時代の友人
 Sandrine  Boyd      :Fergusの妻






ナルちゃん 親の心子知らず

Prince George Gets 7 Godparents On Christening Day - (TODAY | October 23, 2013)


2013年10月24日 08時45分

 [ロンドン 23日 ロイター] - 今年7月に誕生した英国のジョージ王子の洗礼式が23日、ロンドンのセントジェームズ宮殿で行われた。ウィリアム王子(31)とキャサリン妃の意向で非公開とされ、近親者約20人のみが参加する小規模な式となった。

---ジョージ英王子が洗礼式 控えめな「夫妻流」---
2013.10.24 08:03


---Prince George christened at Chapel Royal---
23 October 2013 Last updated at 18:50 GMT

The christening of Prince George has taken place in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace in London.

The prince, third in line to the throne, was baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The christening was private, with only senior royals, four members of the Middleton family, the seven godparents and their spouses among the 22 guests.

Prince George, son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was born in London on 22 July.

The duchess carried her newly christened son out of the chapel after the ceremony, and the guests then left for tea hosted by the Prince of Wales at Clarence House.

Attending a reception at Buckingham Palace after the event, the Queen told guests how much she had enjoyed the ceremony.

"It was very nice though, wasn't it?" she told the Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Richard Chartres, at the event for the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.

Godparents revealed

The godparents, announced earlier, are Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel, William van Cutsem and Zara Tindall.

Mrs Tindall, wife of former England rugby player Mike Tindall, is Prince William's cousin, while the other six godparents are all friends of the royal couple.

Prince George was baptised in a replica of the lace and satin christening gown made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, the Princess Royal, in 1841.

The duke and duchess chose two hymns, two lessons and two anthems for the christening.

The hymns were Breathe on Me, Breath of God and Be Thou My Vision.

Lessons from St Luke and St John were read by Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry, and the anthems were Blessed Jesu! Here we Stand and the Lord Bless You and Keep You.

The anthems were sung by the Choir of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, which performed at the royal couple's wedding.

The ceremony took about 45 minutes.

After the ceremony, celebrity photographer Jason Bell was expected to take a picture of the Queen and princes Charles, William and George together.

This will echo a 1894 picture from the christening of the future Edward VIII, showing him with his father, grandfather and great-grandmother - George V, Edward VII and Queen Victoria.

The picture is expected to be released on Thursday.

---Prince George’s Christening Will Reveal Kate and Will’s Closest, Most Loyal Pals---
by Tom Sykes Oct 22, 2013 5:45 AM EDT

The christening of their firstborn Wednesday is a chance for William and Kate to honor and reward their most loyal buddies. Tom Sykes on the 60 who made the cut-perhaps including Cressida Bonas.

On Wednesday afternoon, at a small London chapel within the confines of one of the London palaces, the world will be given its first snapshot of who really is who in the lives of Prince William and Kate Middleton, as they gather their friends together for the rather radical christening of their son, Prince George.

Kensington Palace is refusing to reveal the guest list on the orders of William and Kate, who are, as usual, determined to preserve as much privacy as possible for them, their son, and their guests. The couple is trying not to give out an ounce of information to the media about an occasion they view as totally unrelated to their public roles.

But what is clear is that the intimate gathering, at the Chapel Royal within the confines of St. James’s Palace, will feature only William and Kate’s most loyal friends. They will include the posh London nightclub promoter Guy Pelly; Alicia Fox-Pitt, the flame-haired old pal of Kate’s from school; Emilia d’Erlanger, another schoolfriend of Kate’s and a society interior decorator who helped Kate redecorate Kensington Palace; and Fergus Boyd and his wife, Sandrine, whose loyalty to William and Kate is unquestioned, as he shared the university house where Kate and William’s friendship developed into romance. Thomas Van Straubenzee, the Old Harrovian who this summer wed Lady Melissa “Missy” Percy, seems set to be there, as does James Meade, Wiliam’s best man, and at least one member of the Van Cutsem family-probably Hugh, whose daughter Grace was the flower girl who covered her ears on the Buckingham Palace balcony after the royal wedding.

The one exception, again unconfirmed, to the old friends’ rule may be Cressida Bonas. If she is indeed among the handpicked few to join Wednesday’s celebration, it will be seen as another clue that Prince Harry may indeed be moving closer to asking her to become his wife.

Much has been made of the fact that William and Kate have not invited William’s uncles and aunt-Andrew, Edward, and Anne-to attend, but in fact aunts have not attended the future heir’s christening before.

The real shock value of Georgie’s christening, to be performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the head of the world’s Anglicans, is that unlike Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Will and Kate have invited friends rather than important foreign dignitaries to be godparents. And indeed, the fact that there is not a titled peer of the realm among those who are rumored to be named godparents by Kensington Palace on Wednesday, with the exception of Prince Harry, is a striking departure from royal norms.

Back in 1982, William’s godparents included the former King Constantine of Greece, Princess Alexandra (aka the Honourable Lady Ogilvy, a granddaughter of King George V), Natalia Grosvenor (aka the Duchess of Westminster, another royal relative), and Lady Susan Hussey (a lady in waiting to the queen). In other words, it was unthinkable for a godparent to a future king to be anything other than a titled member of the aristocracy.

William’s godparents will be blue bloods, to be sure, landowners and family friends of the royals such as the Van Cutsems, but not earls and princes named godparent for the sake of it.

But what is truly striking is the projected size of the gathering in the chapel, which holds special significance for William, as it is where his mother’s body lay at rest before her funeral. Just 60 people have been invited, and the guest list will prove a fascinating snapshot of the super-thin slice of upper-class society who really are inside the young royal couple’s circle of trust.

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