Kate Middleton and Prince William are reportedly planning on hosting an informal tea party at Kensington Palace before Prince George's christening kicks off tomorrow afternoon.
The venue has been set, the bone china crockery ordered and the guestlist finalised for the intimate gathering at Kate, Will and George's London home, a British tabloid reports. The idea of the tea party is to allow friends and family who haven't been invited to George's formal St James' Palace ceremony to still share in the Prince's special day. Aw!
The christening of the third-in-line to the throne is set to place at the Chapel Royal, St James' Palace on Wednesday at 3pm, with the 45-minute service being conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury infront of just 60 guests. It will also be the first time a royal baptism is held in a place other than the Buckingham Palace.
Expected guests at tomorrow's gathering are the Duke and Duchess' friends St. Andrews university and Will's coworkers from the RAF Search and Rescue team in Angelsey. A special celebratory photo will also be released by Kensington Palace showing the Queen with her three future monarchs – Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George. Exciting!
We'll be bringing you live coverage of little George's christening as it happens!
By Robyn Munson