Prince George made things official yesterday, sailing through his christening ceremony with all the cute.
Wearing a handmade replica satin-and-lace christening gown that almost touched the floor, the future king of England entered St. James Palace with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, emerged a brand new member of the Church of England about 45 minutes later, then headed off to Clarence House for a tea party alongside his great-grandparents, grandparents, godparents and their spouses.
And then there were official portraits in the morning room. Because that’s how royals do.
It’s been 119 years since a reigning monarch has been photographed with three generations of future kings, and here’s thinking the Queen was tickled friggin’ pink, even if James’ beard is entirely too beardy for his face. (Someone should tell him.)
The last time a royal family portrait like this one was taken it was 1894, and Queen Victoria was photographed alongside her son, who would become Edward VII; her grandson, who would become George V; and her great-grandson, who would become Edward VIII.
Photo credits: Jason Bell via Clarence House