Not Among Royal Baby's Godparents: Harry, Pippa

It's royal christening day

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 23, 2013 10:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Nothing but the best for the royal babe: Prince George was today christened at St. James's Palace's Chapel Royal with water from the River Jordan; he wore a replica of the christening gown made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter and first used in 1841. Here's the most amusing part of the AP's description: Upon arrival, the wee prince "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." Prince George's seven godparents were present; uncle Prince Harry and aunt Pippa Middleton notably didn't make the cut (though they each gave a reading during the event).

The godparents are: Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, and William van Cutsem, all friends of the royal couple; Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster's son; Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, a former private secretary to William and Kate; Julia Samuel, Princess Diana's close friend; and Zara Phillips, William's cousin. Just 22 guests were in attendance at the private ceremony, Us reports, but royal-watchers have been camped out for a view of the high-profile attendees for an entire day.

Britain's Prince William, Kate Duchess of Cambridge with their son Prince George arrive at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London, for the christening of the three month-old Prince George, Wednesday...   (AP Photo/John Stillwell/Pool)
Kate Duchess of Cambridge carries her son Prince George at his christening at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013.   (AP Photo/John Stillwell/Pool)
Britain's Prince William, holds his son Prince George as they arrive at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London, for the christening of the three month-old Prince Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013.   (AP Photo/John Stillwell/Pool)
Britain's Prince George is held by his father Prince William as they arrive at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London, for the christening of the three month-old Prince Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013.   (AP Photo/John Stillwell/Pool)
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