Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby George will get the royal treatment at his christening later this month, and new details about the heir to the throne’s special celebration have finally been revealed.
Kensington Palace announced that Prince George will be christened in just weeks. "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce the christening of Prince George will take place on Wednesday, 23rd October at The Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace," a statement from Kensington Palace said.
Middleton and Prince William have yet to announce who will be bestowed the honor of becoming Prince George’s Godparents, but Archbishop Justin Welby will lead the christening. "Prince George will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby."
The timing of Prince George’s upcoming christening couldn’t be better for Middleton and William, who are rumored to be trying to expand their family. "William and Kate are very keen to start trying for baby No. 2," an insider said. "They'd be thrilled if Kate were pregnant by Christmas." Because Prince George’s parents have such a close relationship with their own siblings, Middleton and William are hoping to give their son a brother or sister who is close in age.
"Royal or not, all couples want to mirror the special bonds they had with their own siblings," the source said. "William, who has one younger brother, has said in the past that he definitely wants two children, while Kate, who has a younger sister and a younger brother, has told friends that she hopes to have at least three."
Middleton and William have been open about the surprises that have come with parenthood, and like many parents feel that their royal baby is growing up too soon. "They know this time will fly by, and they figure they might as well have another baby next year so they can deal with it all at the same time,” the insider added.