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Christening date set for royal baby Prince George

By Max Foster and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN
September 27, 2013 -- Updated 1543 GMT (2343 HKT)
Prince George takes his first steps in public as his mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds his hand Sunday, June 15, at a charity polo event in Cirencester, England. Prince George takes his first steps in public as his mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds his hand Sunday, June 15, at a charity polo event in Cirencester, England.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Prince George will be christened on October 23 at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace
  • The Archbishop of Canterbury will officiate at the christening
  • Prince George has not been seen in public since he left the hospital in July

London (CNN) -- Prince George will be christened on October 23 at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, announced Friday.

The christening will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

Prince George was born July 22 in London.

His parents, Prince William and Catherine, have kept him out of the public eye since he left the hospital a day later.

Media crews from around the world had spent days camped outside the hospital waiting to see the royal baby, who is the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth II.

The world got its first glimpse of George since then in family photographs released last month. They were taken by Catherine's father, Michael Middleton, in the garden of his Berkshire home.

The baby is third in line for the throne now occupied by the queen. Her son, Charles, would succeed her, followed by his oldest son, William.

Catherine makes first public appearance since royal baby was born

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