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    OMG, that's one beautiful baby. I usually think infants look like lizards so that's a high compliment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taf2002 View Post
    OMG, that's one beautiful baby. I usually think infants look like lizards so that's a high compliment.
    Really cute and he seemed so relaxed. Just hangin' out with mom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taf2002 View Post
    OMG, that's one beautiful baby. I usually think infants look like lizards so that's a high compliment.
    He's cute though I think he looks kind of like a girl... Especially compared to a friend's daughter who, at 16 months, still looks more like a boy than him

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    Zara Phillips (or does she go by Tisdale?) is absolutely stunning! I think she is probably the most gorgeous woman born into or married into the royal family in the last 100 years. She is one of those women who gets better looking every year.

    Oh, George is a cutie! Thankfully they picked a good time for the baby. I never understood why William was christened at 11:00am ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    Thanks for sharing - say what you will about the Daily Mail, but they always come through with tons of great pictures on these occasions!
    That's very true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    Prince George clearly following Princess Estelle's lead by looking unimpressed with his own christening.

    I hope that like Estelle, he got an order and a little sash.
    He won't get a sash until he is made a Knight of the Garter.

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    I want to go all Uncle Dick on HRH and pinch his royal cheeks.
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    He may have looked girly because of the christening dress, but I imagine if we see Prince George in regular baby clothes the impression would be different...

    Quote Originally Posted by Parsley Sage View Post
    He won't get a sash until he is made a Knight of the Garter.
    He should demand one If other baby royals are getting them, why shouldn't he?

    Of course, in relation to the throne, Estelle is in the same position as William rather than George.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    He may have looked girly because of the christening dress, but I imagine if we see Prince George in regular baby clothes the impression would be different...
    You might have a point there

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    Item in today's Washington Post that made me do a triple take:

    "Desserts included a 'christening cake' with a tier taken from William and Kate’s wedding cake."

    Maybe "tier" means part of the non-edible decorations in this case?
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    There is an old English tradition around this. The wedding cake is a dark fruit cake with royal icing. One layer or tier of cake, covering in icing (and therefore impermeable) is kept after the wedding. This is to be cut and eaten on the occasion of the christening of the couple's first child.

    Back to the wedding, each guest would receive a small slice of fruitcake wrapped in a serviette (napkin) which had the names of the couple and date of the wedding. This was not to be eaten, but to be taken home and put under their pillows so the guests would dream about the future. I think single people were supposed to dream about their future mate, don't know what married people would dream about. It was considered ok to eat the cake on the first anniversary of the couple, or the christening of their first child, whichever came first.

    I used to put these hunks of fruitcake in a freezer bag and store them in my freezer. I never seemed to remember to eat them at the correct time, so had a bag of frozen fruitcake slices to throw out when we moved after 31 years!

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    Interesting! I've heard of the "cake under the pillow" tradition, but never about the christening tradition.
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    Fruitcake lasts forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milanessa View Post
    Fruitcake lasts forever.
    The British fruitcake is a far different animal to it's North American cousin. In Britain it is a cake full of fruit which in many cases has been soaked in alcohol prior to the making of the cake and once made resembles fruit held together with pieces of cake - very dense and moist. Then the cake is soaked in alcohol over a period of weeks prior to being eaten effectively preserving it. This is the basis for both wedding cakes and Christmas cakes and are far more edible to what I remember the north American fruits cake was- and I had 22 years in America and never came across anything that resembled the British fruitcake unless I happened to be visiting a UK ex-pat!!

    As has been stated the wedding tradition here in the UK is to keep the top tier (or one of the tiers) of the wedding cake wrapped up well and sometimes frozen to be used as the Christening cake of the first child - which apparently happened in the case of Prince George.

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    LIttle George seemed so well behaved!!! He looks exactly like his daddy right now, although his eyes remind me of Kate. Time will tell, though! what a happy little family!!

    Yup, Daily Mail always puts out nice big pictures of these events. I always head there first for my Royal event photograhy viewing!

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    All fruitcake is yucky

    I used to work at a place where we did a name draw every Christmas, and the running joke was that someone would get the fruitcake. Whoever got it threw it in a desk drawer and regifted it the following year. That was close to 20 years ago but I bet that thing is still making the rounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorac View Post
    The British fruitcake is a far different animal to it's North American cousin. In Britain it is a cake full of fruit which in many cases has been soaked in alcohol prior to the making of the cake and once made resembles fruit held together with pieces of cake - very dense and moist.
    That's how my uncle made my parents' wedding cake: he soaked fruit in brandy for nine months in my grandmother's basement in Bayonne, NJ before he used it for the cake. He didn't soak it afterwards, though.
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    The official pictures have been released and the photos are really great! There's one with the whole family, the four generations picture, one with just the Windsors, and a pic of William, Kate, and George which is so freaking cute I almost can't stand it.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ce-George.html
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    You mean the one with his arms up? ADORABLE!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24662966
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