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Baby Prince George to be Christened in Unusually Small Ceremony

Prince George, the infant son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened Wednesday in an untraditionally small ceremony at St. James's Palace.
LONDON -- Prince George, the infant son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened Wednesday in an untraditionally small ceremony at St. James's Palace.  Only close friends and family will attend the event.

It's a distinct break from the larger ceremonies that his father and grandfather enjoyed at Buckingham Palace. But being christened into the church is more significant for George than for most. He is in line to become king, which would also make him the supreme governor of the Church of England. The ceremony will be performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby. The 3-month-old baby has already made history. He's the first royal baby to be honored with a christening coin from the Royal Mint.

The design of the coins, produced by the Royal Mint in a range of sizes and materials, has been approved by his parents and Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Mint said. The public can buy the keepsakes, which start at 13 pounds ($21) for the simplest type but rise to a whopping 50,000 pounds ($80,000) for a version containing a kilogram of gold.

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