24 Oct 2013

Prince George christened in London

9:09 am on 24 October 2013

The third in line to the throne, Prince George, has been christened, in a low-key service in London.

Dressed in a frilly cream lace gown, the three-month-old prince was carried into the Chapel Royal of St James's Palace by his father, Prince William, accompanied by the Duchess of Cambridge

Prince William and Catherine invited 22 guests to the christening, as well as seven godparents.

They include just one member of the Royal family, Zara Phillips, the Olympic equestrian and William's cousin.

The ceremony welcomed three-month-old George into the Church of England, which he is one day expected to lead, as King.

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.

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