The Royalist

09.27.13

Prince George to Be Christened October 23rd

Previous royal christenings have been held in the music room at Buckingham Palace, but William and Kate want a more normal setting

In a significant break with tradition, Prince George will be christened at The Chapel Royal, a smal private chapel located in St James's Palace, rather than in the music room at Buckingham Palace where previous generations of royal heirs have been baptised.

The ceremony will take place on October 23rd, and, as with previous royal christenings, photographs will be released to the media shortly afterwards.

The service will be presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Church of England.

Details of godparents have not yet been released, although it has been speculated that - once again breaking with tradition - Kate and William will nominate friends rather than royal relatives for the sensitive task of ensuring the royal heir's godly ways. William is already believed to have asked his friend Guy Pelly, a nightclub promoter, to be a godparent.

Once again, Wiliam and Kate are showing that they intend doing things their way.