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Prince William, Kate arrive at Prince George christening - pictures

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Prince William and Kate Middleton have arrived with Prince George for the royal baby's christening at St James's Palace.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were pictured carrying their 3-month-old son into the Chapel Royal for the low-key 45 minute service this afternoon (October 23).

Prince William holds his son Prince George prior to the christening

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Prince William holds his son Prince George

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son Prince George arrive at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace ahead of the christening

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Prince William, Kate and Prince George arrive



It is the first time that Prince George, who is dressed in a replica gown worn by Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841, has been seen in public since his birth in July.

The Duchess of Camridge holds her son Prince George prior to the christening

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The Duchess of Camridge holds Prince George

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive at Prince George's christening

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive



The Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry are among the royals known to be in attendance.

Catherine's parents Carole and Michael, as well as her siblings Pippa and James also took part in the service.

The car carrying The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arriving at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace ahead of the christening

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The car carrying Prince George, William and Kate



However, Prince Harry's rumoured girlfriend Cressida Bonas was not thought to be at the ceremony.

Harry and Pippa will read separate lessons, while guests will sing 'Blessed Jesu! Here we Stand', which was written for Prince William's christening in 1982. The Archbishop of Canterbury will then baptise Prince George.

Prince Harry

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Prince Harry

Pippa and James Middleton

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Pippa and James Middleton



The Duke's cousin Zara Phillips was confirmed as one of George's seven godparents earlier today.

Royal wellwishers gather and display their home made placards and greetings to the media as they await the christening of Prince George

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Royal wellwishers gather and display their placard



Official pictures taken at Clarence House by photographer Jason Bell will be released to the public tomorrow.

Meanwhile, fans of Prince William and Catherine have taken up spots outside St James's Palace in a bid to catch a glimpse of the royals.

Prince William and Kate talk with Queen Elizabeth II

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Prince William and Kate talk with the Queen

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