He may be third in line to the British throne, but newborn Prince George's christening is going to be anything but an over-the-top royal affair.
George's parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are determined to make the big event as low-key as possible. That means that several royals, including William's uncles Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, were not invited to the ceremony.
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Although there were rumors that Will and Kate's siblings, Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton, would be chosen as Prince George's godparents, the royal couple opted for some lesser-known names. They have reportedly chosen three of their close friends to do the honors at George's October 23 christening at Westminster Abbey.
Those friends are Fergus Boyd, a friend of both Will and Kate's from their college days at Scotland's St. Andrews, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, a pal of Kate's from high school who is now working as an interior decorator, and Hugh Van Cutsem, one of William's oldest buddies.
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Hugh's cute young daughter Grace Van Cutsem was a bridesmaid in the royal wedding and quickly became the event's breakout star when photographers snapped her covering her ears and looking annoyed. His dad, also named Hugh, was a close friend of William's dad Prince Charles.
The royal couple has already developed a reputation for being more laid-back than their predecessors.
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Kate does her own grocery shopping and is known for choosing off-the-rack outfits, including the blue and white polka dotted Jenny Packham dress she wore to take her son home from the hospital the day after his July 22 birth. Instead of hiring a famous photographer, she and William asked her dad, Michael Middleton, to take the first official portraits of Prince George.
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