Duke and Duchess want private royal christening

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a baby boy, London, Britain - 23 Jul 2013
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Prince William at St Mary's Hospital
23 Jul 2013
Royal couple want a private christening.David Fisher/Rex Features

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first baby, Prince George Alexander Louis earlier this week.

Plans for the christening are thought to already be well under way.

It has been reported that the royal couple would prefer to have a small private ceremony in September or October.

They will have to wait until the Queen has returned from her annual Balmoral holiday.

Traditionally royal babies are christened in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace and conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, attended only by family, godparents and close friends.

Prince George will be christened in a replica of a white Honiton lace gown made in 1841 for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter.

Prince William and Catherine have yet to reveal who the Prince of Cambridge's godparents will be.

Favourites for the role include the new baby’s uncles Prince Harry and James Middleton, his aunt Pippa and William’s old school friend Thomas van Straubenzee.

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