Prince George christening: official photos released

Kate Middleton, Prince William and their son, Prince George.Photo / Jason Bell
Kate Middleton, Prince William and their son, Prince George.Photo / Jason Bell

A series of royal family photographs have been taken at tea party hosted at Clarence House following the low-key christening of the future king, Prince George.

Celebrity photographer Jason Bell took the pictures showing the families of Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, coming together.

The picture of the Middleton clan - Kate's sister Pippa, 30, brother James, 26, and parents Carole, 58, and Michael, 64 - who come from a working-class background, alongside senior royals is one of four taken after Wednesday's celebration. They stand with William's dad Charles, 64, brother Harry, 29, stepmother Camilla, 66, and grandparents 92-year-old Prince Philip and the Queen.

The families of Kate Middleton and Prince William come together following the christening of their son, Prince George.Photo / Jason Bell
The families of Kate Middleton and Prince William come together following the christening of their son, Prince George.Photo / Jason Bell

Another picture shows an event that has not been seen for 119 years - a reigning monarch shown with three generations of future kings.

The Queen, her son Prince Charles, her grandson Prince William and great-grandson, Prince George.Photo / Jason Bell
The Queen, her son Prince Charles, her grandson Prince William and great-grandson, Prince George.Photo / Jason Bell

The 87-year-old Queen, smiling with her son Prince Charles, grandson William and great-grandson George.

Prince George, wearing his white christening gown, a replica of a traditional outfit passed down in the family since Victoria's reign, seemed to relish his staring role, waving his arms with delight while held by mum, the Duchess of Cambrindge. The 31-year-old beauty wore a ruffled Alexander McQueen coat dress.

Kate Middleton, Prince William and their son, Prince George.Photo / Jason Bell
Kate Middleton, Prince William and their son, Prince George.Photo / Jason Bell

Another image shows Kate holding up Prince George with just the senior royals.

The royal family following the christening of Prince George.Photo / Jason Bell
The royal family following the christening of Prince George.Photo / Jason Bell

Check out other pictures from the christening in the gallery below:

The couple had insisted the christening would be an "intimate" affair, but just how intimate emerged only when Kensington Palace released the guest list, which contained only 22 names.

Apart from the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the couple's parents and siblings, the only other guests were seven godparents with six spouses.

The godparents are: Oliver Baker, a friend from St. Andrews University; Emilia Jardine-Paterson, who went to school at the exclusive Marlborough College with Kate; Hugh Grosvenor, who is the son of the Duke of Westminster; Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, a former private secretary to the couple; Julia Samuel, described as a close friend of the late Princess Diana; Zara Phillips, who is William's cousin; and William van Cutsem, a childhood friend of William.

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