|The Sunday Times|
A new christening portrait has been released in the UK's Sunday papers showing proud parents William and Kate gazing adoringly at their three-month-old son. As you can see, little George looks incredibly happy (dare I say he's smiling?) as he looks up at his doting mother Kate. I love this photo; it is by far my favourite of the five we've seen. I know many felt the other portraits were a little too formal, however, I think you'll agree this one captures the Cambridge family beautifully.
|The Sunday Telegraph|
Royal reporter Rebecca English said the photo captures a "mother's all encompassing love for her child" and I concur with that sentiment. There's a very special bond between a mother and her child and Jason Bell managed to photograph that. William and Kate have previously said George is quite a loud baby, and considering this, the photos are very impressive indeed.
|PA/The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Official Website|
The full five christening portraits can be viewed at The Mirror.
During his speech he praised the global footballing family:
'Tonight is not just an English celebration. Football is international in every possible way and I believe that the game's constantly evolving spirit and appeal is a consolidation of all its global influences. Every nation should be proud of their contribution to 150 years of football.
With all that in mind, I consider my position as President of the FA to be an honour and a privilege.'
Racism has unfortunately remained an issue in the game, including unpleasant scenes in recent matches. Speaking about this Prince William said: "There is sadly more to do but it is heartening to see how seriously the FA takes stamping the blight of racism and discrimination out of football."
|FA Twitter Feed|
A general view of the Great Hall in the Grand Connaught Rooms where the gala was held.
|FA Twitter Feed|
Prince William spoke of Prince George, revealing his son will be an Aston Villa fan: "When Villa thrash Man U at Villa Park, my son will be there."
The Duchess of Cambridge sent her patronage East Anglia's Children's Hospices a hand-signed letter thanking EACH staff, volunteers and supporters. The hospice was one of Kate's first patronages and I think it's important for the organisation to receive letters like this from their royal patron (with thanks to WWKD Twitter Feed). Through the Baby Cambridge Fundraiser myself and a number of other royal bloggers have had the opportunity to research the vital work carried out by the hospice and as Kate's letter eloquently states they are "transforming lives".
|East Anglia's Children's Hospices|
Moving forward, I believe we will continue to see Kate support EACH and other hospices.
Finally, we take a look at Kate and George on the cover of Hello! Magazine's souvenir edition featuring an array of photos from the christening.
We'll be continuing with out 'Kate Loves Jewellery' posts next :)