updated 10/23/2013 AT 12:05 PM ET
•originally published 10/23/2013 AT 8:45 AM ET
Lightly jiggled in his father’s arms, the 3-month-old looked slightly perplexed at the attention as his parents, Prince William and Kate, greeted clergy at the doors of the baby’s special christening service.
Led by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the 35-minute, private ceremony started at 3 p.m. London time (10 a.m. ET) at the Chapel Royal in St. James’s Palace.
Shortly after her arrival with Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth spoke with William and Kate, with smiles all around. Kate – in an Alexander McQueen outfit and nude-and-ivory Jane Taylor hat – greeted George’s great-grandfather with a kiss on both cheeks and a small curtsy.
As if to underscore the continuity of the monarchy, there, too, at the chapel door were Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
The palace said in a statement, “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen two hymns, two anthems and two lessons for the service.” The hymns are “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” and “Be Thou My Vision.”