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Prince George and The Royal Christening: The Republican Live Blog

All the news on today's big non-news event. Tweet: #republicanchristening

  • #RepublicanChristening fact. The water that the Archbish of Canters will splash about at today's service has been brought in from the River Jordan, scene of arguably the most big deal christening of all, Christ's.

    Actually, was Christ christened? I mean baptised. Otherwise his mate would have been called John the Christener. And Christ probably can’t be christened, can he? It would look kind of big headed, and it just sounds wrong.

    What is the difference between christening and baptism? Tweet #republicanchristening
    10/23/2013 11:19:24 AM
  • 10/23/2013 11:20:47 AM
  • River Jordan, picture above with John and Jesus. Where today's holy water is coming from.

    10/23/2013 11:22:53 AM
  • Loathe as I am to link to a rival liveblog, the Huffington Post does have a first rate christening cam, showing the current comings and goings outside the gates to St James's Palace where the Royal Party may or may not go in. At 12.28, a middle-aged woman in a green coat went past, but you've missed it I'm afraid.
    10/23/2013 11:30:08 AM
  • Still reeling from the Fergie revelations, further misery abounds for the Beckhams, who are not expected to attend.

    10/23/2013 11:32:59 AM
  • PM @David_Cameron on his feet for #PMQs . He pays tribute to Prince George, ahead of his christening later.
  • The BBC weighs in with 10 Ways Christening Has Changed. Number 1 - there's fewer of them.

    Indeed, you might say foisting such a now widely discredited belief system on a little baby before he’s had time to make up his mind for himself might be a breach of his human rights. But free will’s not really going to be big on the life plan of the star of today's show, is it.
    10/23/2013 11:40:21 AM
  • Over on christencam the two guards at the gate have gone on a bit of a marchabout.
    10/23/2013 11:46:03 AM
  • 15.13. Pippa Middleton makes a rare appearance outside Wimbledon's royal box.
    by Tom Peck

     
    10/23/2013 2:15:00 PM
  • 15.29 While they're inside dancing around in chicken's blood and blinking sideways with their lizard eyes, stay tuned for the worst of the twittersphere.
    10/23/2013 2:30:47 PM
  • See the Duchess of Cambridge's @WorldMcQueen dress for Prince George's christening: bit.ly/1id7gyS
  • Prince George is getting cuter every time we see him--how sweet is his little christening robe?! eonli.ne/18KxsPV
  • My GOD that was enjoyable. Kate looks ace, Wills carries baby looking all cooey, lots of curtseying, BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT.
  • PRINCE GEORGE IS EFFING CUTE (PODGY) AND IS SPORTING THE BEST GOWN EVER telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/pr… #royalchristening
  • 15.34 Sky News reports that Prince George HAS been christened. George Alexander Louis is now christened. And so begins the rest of his pointless life, subjugated by a vast throng of morons who imagine they love him.

    Might as wheel out the old quote. "Why won't you people leave me alone and just let me be normal?" (Prince William, to the press, aged 18.
    10/23/2013 2:36:39 PM
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