The official portraits from Prince George’s christening. Photos by Jason Bell.
Royal Order of Service: The Baptism of Prince George
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge asked their siblings to do readings at Prince George’s christening service.
Harry read a passage from the gospel of St John (15: 1-5), which begins ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener’, while Pippa read the famous ‘Suffer little children that they come unto me’ passage from the gospel of St Luke (18:15-17).
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, baptised Prince George, supported by the Dean of The Chapel Royal, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, and the Sub-Dean of the Chapel Royal, the Rev Prebendary William Scott.
The two hymns sung at the service were Breathe On Me, Breath Of God, and Be Thou My Vision.
Blessed Jesu! Here We Stand was written for Prince William’s baptism on 4 August 1982, and the anthems were performed by the Choir of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal.
The processional altar music was Bach’s Fantasia in G (BWV 572), while the recessional altar music was Widor’s Toccata from Symphony No.5.