3-month-old prince is christened

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Associated Press

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 23 at 6:03 PM

LONDON (AP) — Britain's 3-month-old future monarch, Prince George, has been christened with water from the River Jordan, at a rare gathering of four generations of the royal family.

The 87-year-old Queen Elizabeth was joined by three future kings -- Princes Charles, William, and of course, little George, at a private affair today at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace.

George wore a lace and satin gown designed in the 1840s -- a replica of an intricate christening gown made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter. He arrived at the chapel in his father's arms, with his mother, Kate, by their side.

Baby George has seven godparents. They include William's cousin, Zara Phillips, a daughter of Princess Anne and a close friend of the couple.

Some royal watchers camped outside the palace for more than 24 hours to get a good vantage point for the arrival of the guests, but the ceremony itself was private.

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164-w-33-(Charles de Ledesma, correspondent)--Britain's 3-month-old future monarch, Prince George, has been christened at a small gathering of the royal family in London. Correspondent Charles de Ledesma reports. ((opens with trumpet)) (23 Oct 2013)

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165-r-14-(Sound of trumpeter at St James Palace, for baby Prince George's christening)--Sound of a palace trumpeter heralding the royal family as they attended baby Prince George's christening. (23 Oct 2013)

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GRAPHICSBANK: Prince William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with their son Prince George, as they arrive for his christening at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, London, England, on texture, partial graphic (23 Oct 2013)

APPHOTO LON106: Britain's Prince William, holds his son Prince George as they arrive at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London, for the christening of the three month-old Prince Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/John Stillwell/Pool) (23 Oct 2013)

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APPHOTO LON212: Kate Duchess of Cambridge carries her son Prince George after his christening at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013. The prince was christened Wednesday with water from the River Jordan at a rare four-generation gathering of the royal family in London. (AP Photo/John Stillwell/Pool) (23 Oct 2013)

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