27 October 2013 by

The Family Portrait: Official Photos Of Prince George's Christening Are Here!

The Family Portrait: Official Photos Of Prince George's Christening Are Here!

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And here's another picture for the family album. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka: Kate and Wills) have just released this extra adorable snap showing them cooing over Prince George. The Duchess is cradling the new born, who was christened on Wednesday, with her Alexander McQueen coat dress and Jane Taylor hat still firmly in place. Meanwhile, Prince William looks down on his giggling son. What a happy family!

24 October 2013: See The Official Photos Of Prince George's Christening

The official photographs from Prince George’s Christening have landed and they're just as heart-warming as expected. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are beaming with pride, the Queen looks peachy in a bright blue ensemble and the Middletons' hair looks as glossy as ever.

 Prince George Christening Photos

[Clarence House]

As we reported earlier this week, British snapper Jason Bell was hand-picked to photograph the scene, which took place in the Morning Room at Clarence House immediately following three-month-old George’s baptism at St. James’s Palace on Wednesday. Kate can be seen holding the chubby-cheeked tot, trussed up in a creamy gown to match his mum's Alexander McQueen ensemble, with hubby William sitting alongside her.

Standing behind them is both set of grandparents, Prince Charles and Camilla as well as Michael and Carole Middleton who looks spiffing in a wide-brimmed hat. Pippa looks super-pretty in her Suzannah ensemble topped off with a jaunty fascinator while her brother James is looking rather Ben-Affleck-in-Argo-esque, no? Pippa stands alongside Prince Harry and the Duke of Edinburgh is also in attendance, looking happily as fit as a fiddle.

But that's not all! Another snap shows the Queen, Princes Charles, William and George posing together - the first photo in more than 100 years that shows a reigning monarch with three heirs. There's also an image of the Cambridge trio - Wills, Kate and George - smiling together with the little cutie managing a playful smile.

 The Family Portrait: Official Photos Of Prince George's Christening Are Here!

Prince William's Christening photo [Getty]

And just in case you want to know more about the plush setting, The Morning Room, we have 6 insider facts for you...


1. The Morning Room at Clarence House was originally the Breakfast Room in John Nash's original design for the Duke of Clarence in 1825-7.

2. The sofa on which the group is seated is part of a suite of gilt-wood seat furniture by Thomas Chippendale which dates from about 1773.  It is thought to have been commissioned by George III's brother (the Duke of Gloucester) and was in the Royal Collection by the Reign of George IV.

3. On the cabinet visible to the left of the sofa is a bronze bust of Princess Elizabeth made by William Lamb in 1933. A matching bust of Princess Margaret is on the opposite side of the room. On the wall above this cabinet to the left of the sofa is a portrait painted in oil “Their Royal Highnesses The Princess Elizabeth and The Princess Margaret in Windsor Great Park”, 1945, by Frederic Whiting.

4. There are two photographs, alternatively visible in the images. One is of The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry in a Zulu Village - South Africa 1997. A further photograph of Prince Harry is also visible on a side table.

5. On the rear wall to the left of the window there is an oil on canvas painting entitled: “A Conversation Piece at Aintree: King George V and his Racing Manager”, c.1927-30, by Walter Richard Sickert. Beneath this is a painting by Laurence Stephen Lowry entitled “A Flyde Farm”, 1943.

6. On the rear wall to the right of the window is an oil on canvas painting entitled: “When Homer Nods: Portrait of George Bernard Shaw” by Augustus Edwin John, 1915. Beneath this is an oil on canvas painting entitled “The Lighthouse, Newhaven” by Duncan James Grant, c1939.

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