Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive with their son Prince George of Cambridge at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in central London on October 23, 2013, for the christening of the three month-old Prince George. (Photo credit: John Stillwell/AFP/Getty Images)
By Maria Puente, USA TODAY
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived with Prince George for the baby's christening at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London.
The three-month old royal baby was to be christened today, ritually welcomed into the Church of England as Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, in a private ceremony for close family and friends in the historic chapel of a London royal palace.
His parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge, grandparents, great-grandparents and seven godparents were to be there as the baby was baptized by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in an antique silver font in the Chapel Royal of St. James's Palace as a small scarlet-and-gold-clad choir sang hymns.
The christening, blending tradition and innovation, was yet another display of the young royals' savvy approach to duty, history, modernity and informality, obvious since their engagement in 2010.