Prince George was christened today in a ceremony that spanned four generations of the royal family.
The royal baby looked pink-cheeked, chubby and peaceful as he emerged from the historic Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in the arms of his mother the Duchess of Cambridge, who beamed with delight.
It had clearly been a joyful family occasion for the royals and Kate’s family, the Middletons.
George arrived for his christening in the arms of his father, the Duke of Cambridge, and gurgled happily when his great grandparents The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived for the short service.
The three-month-old, who will one day be king, made only his second appearance in public for the christening.
His only previous public outing was when William and Kate left the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in central London the day after he was born on July 22.
On that occasion, they proudly showed him off to the world’s media and could not contain their joy as he slept peacefully.
Since then his father has revealed that George has a good pair of lungs but he appeared to be on his best behaviour today for his first official engagement.
His private christening, like his birth, has attracted interest from across the globe.