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Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive with their son Prince George for his christening at St James's Palace in London

Britain's Prince William (C) and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive with their son Prince George for his christening at St James's Palace in London October 23, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Prince George christened in London

Just 21 guests were invited to the christening of  Prince George on Wednesday. The parents named six friends and Prince William's cousin Zara Phillips as

godparents, a break with the tradition of choosing royal dignitaries to

take on the ceremonial role, continuing their effort to portray a more

informal, modern image.