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The Christening of a Prince

The Christening of a Prince What will Prince George's first official outing be like? What are christenings? 300BC Christenings date back as far as 6th century BC. Christening ceremonies are held to introduce the new baby to the Christian way of life and welcome him or her 1200AD to the wider community. The word 'christen' The baby is usually baptised with water, which symbolises the cleansing of sins. dates back to 1200 and comes from the Old English word 'cristnian' It means 'to make Christian' or 'to give name to’. Christenings in the past Christenings and baptisms as we know them today, however, Christenings are steeped in tradition and silver stem from the New Testament of the Bible, though each religion has its own way of performing the rites. is often associated with traditional christening gifts. Silver represents setting up a 'nest egg' for the new baby as a way of financially investing in their future. Traditional christening gifts often include napkin rings, egg cups, apostle spoons, coins, rattles and tankards Modern christenings There is no age limit for christenings, but most tend to be infant christenings. The oldest 2011AD In 2011 there were 139,751 person ever christened was Clarence Raymond Kannheiser from the USA. Born in 1912, he was christened in 2009 aged 97. christenings in total (increased by 4.3%) and the Church of England conducted 2,600 baptisms every week. Parents will usually have three godparents for their child, who act as spiritual guides. Christening guests often give gifts to celebrate the occasion. Modern Traditionally the child (boy and girl) is dressed in a white Christening gown or family heirloom garment. The oldest christening gown still in use was made in 1841 and has been used a total of 25 times. gifts include practical items, such as nappies, blankets or baby clothes; toys; money in a savings account and money boxes. Royal christenings Royal babies are christened, as the royal family is Christian. As a future monarch, he may end up with the title of Supreme Govenor of the Church of England. Prince George is likely to wear the royal christening gown, which is a replica of the 1841 royal christening gown that was made from queen Victoria's wedding gown material and used over 60 2013AD times before it was 'retired' in 2004. The new gown was used for The Earl and Countess of Wessex's son Viscount Severn The Archbishop of Canterbury usually presides over christening ceremonies. Traditionally, royal christenings are private affairs for friends and family. in 2008. Traditionally, royal christenings take place in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace. This was where Prince William Royal babies usually have five or six godparents – the Prince of Wales had eight. and the Queen's three eldest children were all christened. Prince Harry was christened at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. 23rd October 2013 To commemorate the christening of Prince George, The Royal Mint launches a Gold Kilo Coin for £50,000. 1000 REGFD calebrate the Christening of PRINCE GEORGE CAMBRIDGE - 2013 IRB ELIZA The Royal Mint References: AnnouncementofthechristeningofLadyLouiseWindsor.aspx JNDS G.

The Christening of a Prince

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History made as Prince George Of Cambridge becomes the first royal baby to be honored with a christening coin from the Royal Mint.


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