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Britain gearing up for royal baptism of king-in-waiting Prince George

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Britain gearing up for royal baptism of king-in-waiting Prince George

<p>Final preparations are being made in Britain for the christening of royal baby <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2013/07/24/prince-william-and-kate-name-new-born-baby-george-alexander-louis/">Prince George</a>.</p> <p>The prince, the third in line to the throne, will be baptised at St James’s Palace, London, on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/0/19847046" rel="external">The Archbishop of Canterbury</a>, who will perform the ceremony, said it would be an “extraordinary” moment.</p> <p>The Most Rev Justin Welby said: “As a nation we’re celebrating the birth of someone who in due course will be the head of state.</p> <p>“That’s extraordinary. It gives you this sense of forward looking, of the forwardness of history as well as the backwardness of history, and what a gift to have this new life and to look forward.”</p> <p>The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he hoped the baptism would inspire others to seek the same ceremony.</p> <p>“All babies are unbelievably special, not only royal babies,” he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.euronews.com/2013/08/20/william-and-kate-release-first-official-photos-of-baby-george/">Prince George</a>, born on 22 July, is the son of the <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2013/09/12/prince-william-leaves-military-to-focus-on-his-royal-duties/">Duke and Duchess of Cambridge</a> and is third king in waiting to the throne.</p> <p><iframe width="606" height="341" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/254D9Qy8l_U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>