Baby Prince George was christened in a private ceremony, with his proud parents Prince William and Catherine giving the world a rare glimpse of the three-month-old boy.
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Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive with their son Prince George of Cambridge at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in central London on October 23, 2013, ahead of the christening of the three month-old prince.. AFP PHOTO/POOL/JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/
Proud parents show off Prince George at royal christening
By Alice Ritchie (AFP)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds their son Prince George of Cambridge, following his Christening. The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, stands in the background. PHOTO/POOL/JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/
London — Baby Prince George was christened in a private ceremony with his proud parents Prince William and Catherine giving the world a rare glimpse of the three-month-old boy.
Wearing a frilly cream lace gown the third in line to the throne was carried into the Chapel Royal of St James's palace by his father, his mother Kate close by.
Queen Elizabeth and the couple' s parents and siblings including William's younger brother Prince Harry, were among just 22 guests at the ceremony including seven newly-named godparents
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby performed the baptism which involves pouring holy water from the River Jordan on the baby's head.
Television pictures showed the light-haired George Alexander Louis appearing wide awake and calm He even gave the semblance of waving at the 87-year-old queen, his great-grandmother, when his father moved his arm up and down.
"He's all ready," William, 31, told the assembled party which included the baby's grandfather Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, adding: "So far so good."
Photographs of the gurgling prince were splashed across Thursday newspapers, which were charmed by his serene performance.
The Sun ran the headline "Georgeous – Prince is good as gold on big day", while the Daily Telegraph carried a front-page photograph of him in his mother's arms under the words "the perfect prince". Inside, the Telegraph said the baby showed "regal calm" , while the Daily Mail and Times both released souvenir editions celebrating "Gorgeous George".
Queen Elizabeth II (L) and the Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall leave Chapel Royal in St James's Palace following the Christening. AFP PHOTO/POOL/JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/
The low-key ceremony reflects the fact that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge want their son to have a relatively normal upbringing and have closely guarded his privacy He has only appeared in public once before, when they left hospital after his birth on July 22.
The couple broke with tradition by naming only one royal, William's cousin and champion horse-rider Zara Philips, among the godparents with the others being childhood, university and work friends.
The ceremony welcomes Prince George into the Church of England, which he is destined to lead as future king and "Defender of the Faith".
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archbishop: a bishop of the highest rank, responsible for all the churches in a large area - หัวหน้าของบิชอพ
assembled: gathered together -
baptism: a Christian ceremony in which a few drops of water are poured on somebody or they are covered with water, to welcome them into the Christian Church and often to name them - พีธีล้างบาปในศาสนาคริสต์
calm: peaceful and quiet; without anxiety - สงบ
ceremony: a formal public event - งานพิธี
chapel: a separate part of a temple or church - โบสถ์เล็ก, ห้องสวดมนต์
christen: to perform a religious ceremony during which a baby is made a member of the Christian religion and given a name - ทำพิธีชำระล้างและตั้งชื่อให้
christening: a religious ceremony during which a baby is made a member of the Christian religion and given a name - พิธีชำระล้างและตั้งชื่อให้
couple: two people who are married or are involved in a romantic relationship - คุ่รัก
cream: a pale yellowish-white colour - สีครีม, สีนวล
defender: a person who defends and believes in protecting something - ผู้ป้องกัน,ผู้ปกป้อง,ผู้พิทักษ์
destined: certain to do something,or certain to happen in the future - ซึ่งมุ่งหน้าไปทาง, ซึ่งถูกกำหนดไว้ล่วงหน้าแล้ว
duke (female: duchess): a nobleman (a person from a family of high social rank) of the highest rank - ท่านดยุค, ขุนนางชั้นสูงของอังกฤษ
edition: the books, newspapers or magazines, etc. published at one time - จำนวนพิมพ์ทั้งหมดต่อครั้ง
faith: strong religious belief - ศรัทธาในศาสนา
frilly: having a lot of frills (narrow strips of cloth with a lot of folds that is attached to the edge of a dress, curtain, etc. to decorate it) - เต็มไปด้วยจีบขอบ, เต็มไปด้วย
glimpse: when you see something or someone for a very short time - การเหลือบดู, การชำเลือง, การชายตามอง
godparent: an adult who promises during the Christian ceremony of baptism to give a child support and religious education. - พ่อแม่อุปถัมภ์ The child is called a godchild ลูกอุปถัมภ์
good as gold: very good behaviour -
gorgeous: very beautiful and attractive - โอ่อ่า, หรูหรา, สง่างาม
gown: a woman's dress, especially a long one for special occasions - เสื้อคลุม
gurgle: (of a baby) to make a noise in its throat when happy - ทำเสียงกลั้วคอ
in public: when other people, especially people you do not know, are present; in full view of other people - ต่อสาธารณะ, ต่อชุมชน
lace: a delicate material made from threads of cotton, silk, etc. that are twisted into a pattern of holes - ลูกไม้, สิ่งทอลายฉลุ
low-key: not intended to attract a lot of attention - เข้มข้นน้อย
normal: typical, usual or ordinary; what you would expect - ปกติ, ภาวะปกติ
palace: the official home of a king, queen, president, etc, a large impressive house - พระราชวัง, ตำหนัก, ปราสาท
party: a group of people who are doing something together such as travelling or visiting somewhere - คณะ, กลุ่ม
privacy: the freedom to do things without other people watching you or knowing what you are doing - ความเป็นส่วนตัว
private: intended for or involving a particular person or group of people, not for people in general - ส่วนตัว
proud: feeling pleased and satisfied about something that you own or have done, or are connected with - ภูมิใจ
rare: not happening very often - เกิดขึ้นได้ยาก
reflect: to show - สะท้อน แสดงถึง
regal: typical of a king or queen, and therefore impressive - ราชา, สง่าผ่าเผย
relatively: somewhat; in comparison with someone or something similar - ค่อนข้าง
release: to allow something to be shown or known to the public or to be available for use - เปิดเผย, ปล่อยข่าว
semblance: a situation in which something seems to exist although this may not, in fact, be the case - สถานการณ์ที่ดูเหมือนจริง, ลักษณะคล้ายกัน, ความคล้ายคลึงกัน
serene: calm, peaceful - สงบนิ่ง
sibling: a brother or sister - พี่น้อง
souvenir: something that you get to remind you later of being at a particular place or event - ของที่ระลึก
splash across: to put a photograph, news story, etc. in a place where it will be easily noticed - แสดงโอ้อวด
third in line to the throne: a person who has the right to become the king or queen of a country after two other people, in this case, after Prince Charles and Prince William -
tradition: a very old custom, belief, or story - ประเพณี, ขนบธรรมเนียม
upbringing: the way in which a child is cared for and taught how to behave while it is growing up - การเลี้ยงดูอบรมสั่งสอน
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