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Prince George Christening

By Kerry.Ashdown  |  Posted: October 23, 2013

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ROYAL heir Prince George will be christened today.

 The three-month-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be baptised at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace.

 The Archbishop of Canterbury is set to perform the ceremony.

 It is though Zara Tyndall is to be one of the six godparents expected to be announced ahead of the ceremony.

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Ahead of the ceremony the Bishop of Lichfield, the Right Reverend Jonathan Gledhill, encouraged members of the Diocese to pray for the prince and his parents.

He said: "The delight at the christening of a royal baby is making a big splash across the world. Prince George clearly has many expectations laid on him, including one day becoming Defender of the Faith.

"The best bit is that any baby can be christened in the Church of England– whatever the shape of the family.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the arrival of new life and remember that among the weariness of nappies and sleepless nights, parents, godparents, family and church are sharing in the delight of nurturing not just biological life but a spiritual being who we pray will one day grow into a faith of their own.”

Each year more than 6,000 people - infants, children and adults - are baptised in the Lichfield Diocese, which stretches from North Staffordshire to the Black Country and the Welsh border to the Peak District.

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