What a day of royal news it's been! This morning we were treated to a first look at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Conjugal coat of arms and now the date of Prince George's christening has been confirmed. Diaries at the ready!
A notice from Kensington Palace has just arrived to say that Prince William and Kate Middleton will be christening their son on Wednesday 23rd October at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. The little tot will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.
Initial reactions at Grazia Towers include:
1. Will there be a royal procession?
2. Will there be another (fake) town crier?
3. And (most importantly) will it be a national holiday?
One thing's for sure, we'll be live blogging EVERY minute wearing our frothiest fascinator. As for George, rumour has it that he will not be able to wear the traditional silk gown as worn by the Royals for the last 167 years and will have to wear a replica. Awks.
The reason? Well apparently since the gown was last worn by Lady Louise Windsor in 2004 it has become too fragile to be used again and so the Queen (George’s Great Grandmother, no less) commissioned an exact copy. Of course, fashion thriftiness does run in the Cambridge family with Kate being well known for recycling her outfits as well as sharing outfits with her mum AND sister. Let the royal recycling continue!