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. (Read more Prince George of Cambridge stories.)

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