As Prince George celebrates his first birthday, we take you through the first year in the life of the royal baby…
On 22 July 2013 the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her and William’s first child in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. George Alexander Louis, Prince George of Cambridge, weighed 8lb 6oz. He was greeted by the world’s media as he left the west London hospital with his parents the following day.
George was christened in a small ceremony at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace in London on 23 October 2013. The christening was a private affair with just 22 guests, including the seven godparents and their spouses.
Apart from the Duke of Cambridge’s cousin Zara Tindall, all of George’s godparents are friends of the couple rather than royal connections, which was an untraditional move by the couple.
George’s godparents are: Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel, William van Cutsem and Zara Tindall.
Earlier this year, Prince William followed his mother’s example of taking her children on her royal trips overseas. In 1983, Princess Diana took nine-month-old Prince William to Canada, and this year in April Prince William and Catherine took George with them on their royal tour of Australia and New Zealand, where he won over a whole new legion of followers.
During his first year, Prince George has been seen at many great British events, such as charity polo matches at Cirencester Park Polo Club in Gloucestershire; he’s holidayed in Mustique and has even graced the cover of Vanity Fair magazine in the US. Not bad for 12 months’ work.
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