Prince George, the son of Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened in a private ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.

Watch our livestream of events outside the little known Chapel Royal at St James's Palace in London, from 1.30pm BST.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are expected to be at the ceremony along with the Prince of Wales, who has become a grandfather for the first time, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry.

Kate's family - parents Carole and Michael Middleton and siblings Pippa and James - are thought to be invited, along with the godparents who were named earlier today.

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  • Princess Elizabeth

    File photo dated 01/05/1926 of the Queen Mother (then the Duchess of York) with her husband, King George VI (then the Duke of York), and their daughter Princess Elizabeth at her christening.

  • The Christening group of Princess Elizabeth

    (Back row, left - right) The Duke of Connaught, King George V, The Duke of York and The Earl Strathmore. (front row, left - right) Lady Elphinstone, Queen Mary, The Duchess of York (later the Queen Mother) with Princess Elizabeth, The Countess of Strathmore and Princess Mary in 1926.

  • Prince Charles

    Prince Charles was christened Charles Philip Arthur George in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Looking on are (l-r) King George VI, Princess Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and (standing) the Duke of Edinburgh.

  • Prince Charles

    King George VI, left, The Duke of Edinburgh, back, and Queen Elizabeth, right look on as Princess Elizabeth, centre, holds Prince Charles after his Christening.

  • Prince Charles

    Princess Elizabeth holds her son, Prince Charles after his christening in Buckingham Palace. With her seated to the left is Dowager Marchioness of Milford Haven, and right is the Prince's Great Grandmother Queen Mary. Godparents standing from left to right; Lady Brabourne, The Duke of Edinburgh (standing proxy for Prince George of Greece), King George VI, David Bowes-Lyon, the Earl of Athlone (who stood proxy for the King of Norway) and Princess Margaret.

  • Prince Charles

    File photo dated 15/12/1948 of Princess Elizabeth holding her son, Prince Charles after his christening in Buckingham Palace. With her seated to the left is Dowager Marchioness of Milford Haven, and right is the Prince's Great Grandmother Queen Mary. Godparents standing from left to right; Lady Brabourne, The Duke of Edinburgh (standing proxy for Prince George of Greece), King George VI, David Bowes-Lyon, the Earl of Athlone (who stood proxy for the King of Norway) and Princess Margaret.

  • Prince Charles

    The Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Elizabeth with their son Prince Charles after his christening ceremony in 1948.

  • Prince Charles

    Queen Elizabeth II holds her son, Prince Charles, after his christening ceremony in Buckingham Palace. With her is the Prince's Great Grandmother Queen Mary and grandfather, George VI.

  • Prince Charles

    File photo dated 15/12/1948 of Princess Elizabeth holds her son Prince Charles after his Christening ceremony in Buckingham Palace, London.

  • Princess Anne

    Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh console their daughter Princess Anne, after the christening at Buckingham Palace, London in 1950.

  • Princess Anne

    Princess Anne, daughter of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh was christened at Buckingham Palace, London.

  • Prince William

    The Queen Mother, holding Prince William, laughs with the Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II as the Royal Family gathered for Prince William's Christening in 1982.

  • Prince William

    File photo dated 04/08/1982 of the Prince and the Princess of Wales with Prince William.

  • Prince William

    File photo dated 04/08/1982 of the Royal Family gathering for Prince William's Christening. (top lleft - right) The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Edinburgh. (seated left - right) The Queen, Princess of Wales (holding Prince William), and the Queen Mother.

  • Prince William

    File photo dated 04/08/1982 of the Royal Family gathering for the christening of Prince William at Buckingham Palace, London.

  • Prince William

    The Prince and Princess of Wales with Prince William and his godparents (seated) ex-King Constantine of Greece, (standing, left to right) Princess Alexandra, Lord Romsey, Lady Hussey, Sir Laurens Van Der Post and the Duchess of Westminster in 1982.

  • Prince Harry

    THREE-MONTH-OLD PRINCE HENRY OF WALES,THE YOUNGER SON OF THE PRINCE ANDPRINCESS OF WALES AFTER HIS CHRISTENINGIN ST GEORGE'S CHAPEL, WINDSOR, WITHHIS PARENTS IN CHRISTENING GOWN.

  • Princess Beatrice

    File photo dated 20/12/1988 of the Duke and Duchess of York with Princess Beatrice, aged 18 weeks, leaving the Chapel Royal at St. James Palace in London, after her christening.

  • Prince Konstantine Alexios

    File photo dated 15/04/1999 of Princess Pavlos of Greece helping her son, Prince Konstantine Alexios at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia in London following his christening while his grandfather, King Constantione of Greece and his new godfather, Prince William, enjoy a chat.

  • Lord Frederick Windsor

    The Queen joins Prince & Princess Michael of Kent after the christening of their son, Lord Frederick Michael George David Louis Windsor, at the Chapel Royal, St James' Palace. Behind (c) is one of the Godparents, Earl of St Andrews, son of Duke & Duchess of Kent

  • Lord Frederick Windsor

    Prince & Princess Michael of Kent with their son Lord Frederick Michael George David Louis Windsor after his Christening in the Chapel Royal at St James' Palace

  • Lord Frederick Windsor

    Prince & Princess Michael of Kent with their son Lord Frederick Michael George David Louis Windsor after his Christening in the Chapel Royal at St James' Palace

  • British Royal Family - Group Shots

    The royal family gather at Goldsborough Church, Yorkshire, after the christening of the King's grandson. Left to right front row: King George V, Princess Mary, Queen Mary with the baby, and Viscount Lascelles. Back row left to right: Colonel Lane-Fox, Lady Boyne, Lady Harewood, Archbishop of York, Prince George, Lady Mary Trefusis, and the Hon. Edward Lascelles.