Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Little prince to be baptised next Wednesday

December 9, 1948

Princess Elizabeth's infant son will be baptised next Wednesday, it was announced today. Buckingham Palace also stated that the baby's names and godparents will be announced on that day, and not before.
The little prince will be four weeks and three days old. He will wear the same christening robe, which his mother wore when she was christened in 1926. The robe was made in 1840, and was first worn by Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, and has since been worn by all the royal children.
The christening will take place in one of the state rooms as Buckingham Palace's chapel is still unusable as it was destroyed by a German bomb during the second world war.

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