Portrait shows baby Prince George with parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to mark christening


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A new portrait has been released of Prince George to mark his christening.

Taken by Jason Bell following the ceremony at St James's Palace on Wednesday, it shows the three-month-old prince and his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, smiling at one another, while his father, the Duke of Cambridge looks down at him with a more serious expression.

Prince George was baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, using a font made for Queen Victoria's first child, the Princess Royal, in 1840, and using water from the River Jordan.

Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Hugh Grosvener, Earl Grosvener, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel, William van Cutsem and Zara Tindall all served as godparents.