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Royal Family Gathers For Prince George's Baptism

The 3-month-old prince wore a replica of the royal family's traditional Christening robe and displayed some impressively chubby cheeks.

Posted on October 23, 2013, at 12:51 p.m. ET

Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was baptized into the Church of England Wednesday in a small private ceremony at St. James Palace.

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The little prince, who turned 3 months old on Tuesday, showed off some impressively chubby cheeks.

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"This is the first time he's been quiet all day," Prince William joked as he and Kate arrived at St. James Palace.

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The ceremony, officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, took place in the palace's small Chapel Royal.

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The royal family and the Middleton family were present for Prince George's special day.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose seven of their oldest friends to serve as godparents to Prince George:

Mr Oliver Baker (Oliver Baker attended the University of St Andrews with The Duke and Duchess)

Mrs David Jardine-Paterson (Emilia Jardine-Paterson attended Marlborough College with The Duchess)

Earl Grosvenor (Hugh) (Earl Grosvenor is the son of The Duke of Westminster)

Mr Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton (Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton served as Private Secretary to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry from 2005-2012 and continues to serve part-time as Principal Private Secretary and Equerry)

The Hon Mrs Michael Samuel (Julia Samuel was a close friend of The Princess of Wales)

Mrs Michael Tindall (Zara Tindall is The Duke of Cambridge's cousin)

Mr William van Cutsem (William van Cutsem is a childhood friend of The Duke of Cambridge)

The royal family's traditional Christening gown, worn by every royal infant born after 1841, was retired for preservation in 2008. Prince George wore a replica for the ceremony.

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