Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

PRINCE GEORGE'S GODMOTHER IS ZARA; BABY'S SEVEN GODPARENTS ARE REVEALED AS ROYAL CHRISTENING TAKES PLACE; Intimate Moment of History for Wills and Kate

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

PRINCE GEORGE'S GODMOTHER IS ZARA; BABY'S SEVEN GODPARENTS ARE REVEALED AS ROYAL CHRISTENING TAKES PLACE; Intimate Moment of History for Wills and Kate

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Byline: Robert Jobson Royal Editor

PRINCESS Anne's daughter Zara was today revealed as Prince George's godmother. Pregnant Zara, 32, married to ex-England rugby star Mike Tindall, is one of seven godparents announced for this afternoon's christening. They include one of Princess Diana's closest friends Julia Samuel -- showing William's determination to include his late mother in the service.

text that can be used to indicate particular space. The text contains different paragraphs so, visually, it on any dummy page layout. It contains some long words, such In the past royal babies have received their spiritual guidance from kings, queens and a dowager. But William and Kate broke with tradition with their selection for the ceremony at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace. George's godfathers are Oliver Baker, who was at university with William and Kate, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the couples' principal private secretary, and William van Cutsem, William's childhood friend.

George's other godmother is Emilia Jardine-Paterson who went to Marlborough College with Kate.

The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry were all attending the 3pm service conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Michael and Carole Middleton, James Middleton and Pippa Middleton were there along with the spouses of the godparents.

Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne and their spouses and children did not attend as William and Kate wanted the christening to be an intimate occasion.

Following the service, Charles and Camilla were hosting a private tea in Clarence House. Guests were being served slices of christening cake which is a tier taken from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding cake. George was wearing a gown made by Angela Kelly, dressmaker to the Queen. It is a replica of the christening robe was made in 1841 for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter. …

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