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Prince George's Christening: The Latest Scoop

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andrew Parsons/Rex/REX USA (1605640j)
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William at St Mary's Hospital with newborn son Prince George
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a baby boy, London, Britain - 23 Jul 2013
Photograph by Andrew Parsons/Rex/REX USA

The royal baby christening is just one day away! So naturally, all of London (OK, and the rest of the world) is pretty much abuzz over the newly emerging details. Here's what's known so far...

According to reports, the October 23 christening will take place in the Chapel Royale in London, which some say was specifically chosen because it was the resting place of Princess Diana in the days leading up to her funeral at Westminster Abbey.

Another reason for choosing the intimate setting? The ultra-limited guest list, which includes fewer than 50 people. Among the lucky few to score an invite include the midwives at St. Mary's Hospital who helped deliver little Georgie, as well as close friends of the couple and rumored godparents, Fergus Boyd and Emilia d'Erlinger. And of course, the whole royal gang will be there—from Prince Charles and Camilla, to crowd-favorite, Prince Harry—along with members of the Middleton family.

Officiating the christening will be the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby. But the 45-minute ceremony is on strict orders not to run any longer. "They have to follow a pretty tight schedule," a source told US Weekly. "So if George is crying, the show must go on, as they say."

While we're hoping the royal couple steps outside to let us all get another glimpse of adorable baby George, it's rumored that we'll all have to wait until Thursday, October 24, to see the 3-month-old again. (Boo!)

In the meantime, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are offering their thanks to the massive influx of gifts and well-wishes coming their way. A statement from the palace this week read: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are incredibly grateful for the support and goodwill being expressed at this happy time. Their Royal Highnesses are grateful, too, for the many gifts they have already received."

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