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Kate Middleton and Prince William have named three godparents for their newborn baby Prince George, and their choices are a break from tradition.

Bypassing Prince Harry, Pippa Middleton, and the usual royal suspects, Will and Kate instead tapped three old friends from childhood and college:

  1. Fergus Boyd, a friend from the University of St. Andrews
  2. Emilia d’Erlanger, a long-term friend of Prince William who also has known Kate Middleton since their time at Marlborough College
  3. Hugh van Cutsem, one of his oldest childhood pals

No other members of the royal family have ever selected as godparents friends who didn't have royal ties. William and Kate: They're just like us!

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Young heir to the throne Prince George will be privately christened on October 23, when he is just over three months old, according to the royal family.

George Alexander Louis, Parents

The venue holds special significance, as the Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace is where Princess Diana's coffin lay before her Westminster Abbey funeral.

Indeed, the BBC reports that the Henry VIII-built chapel is a very small space, which means the baptism will likely only be for close family and friends.

George's dad, Prince William, was christened at Buckingham Palace in 1982.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revered Justin Welby, will perform the christening of William and Kate Middleton's first-born child next month.

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Kate Middleton's pregnancy certainly looked flawless, and apparently the actual experience of welcoming Prince George into the world wasn't far off.

In October's Vanity Fair, sources close to the Duchess of Cambridge reveal that her birth plan went exactly according to plan ... doesn't it figure?

Kate Middleton, Prince George Picture

"She spoke to some of her best girlfriends after the birth and described the birth as perfect," a source told Vanity Fair's longtime royal reporter Katie Nicholl.

"She said it was straightforward and there were no complications. She wanted a natural birth and she was so happy she was able to have one."

This on top of the fact that throughout her entire first pregnancy, Kate Middleton, 31, only looked pregnant from the front with a perfect baby bump.

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Anyone who sent a note or a gift congratulating Kate Middleton and Prince William in the past month got a thank you note - and a royally cute one at that!

Prince William, Kate Middleton Thank You Note

The 31-year-olds are sending notes of thanks to the well-wishers who reached out following the birth of the Royal Baby, Prince George, on July 22.

The image on the front of the card is one of the first Royal Baby photos, in which the family stood on the steps of the Lindo Wing after his birth.

Kate Middleton is wearing her instantly-infamous cornflower blue and white polka dot Jenny Packham dress, cradling Prince George in her arms.

Reads a note on the back of the card:

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The fuchsia Seraphine Maternity dress worn by Kate Middleton in the official Prince George photos released earlier this week sold out in under two hours.

Kate Middleton Maternity Dress

It turns out Kate Middleton fashion is as popular as Royal Baby photos, which isn't a huge surprise, as the Duchess has often had this effect on style.

At a modest $79, the short-sleeve Jolene dress is both accessible and appealing to moms, thanks to a flattering silhouette and gorgeous feminine color.

The pretty design accentuates the positive and discreetly minimizes Kate Middleton post-baby body flaws, all wrapped up in one fun little frock.

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Now almost a month old, His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, a.k.a. the Royal Baby, is back for a second round of pictures.

The Royal Baby photos released one day after his birth July 22 were very special, but the world has eagerly awaited more ever since. Now the wait is over.

And it was worth it. Here's young George with his glowing, proud parents:

Royal Baby Portrait

Aww. Honestly, what's not to love about this couple and their new addition?

Prince William and Kate Middleton may not be getting a lot of sleep, but you wouldn't know it from this shot of the happy couple with their little son.

Follow the jump for a second family photo, featuring their dog Lupo!

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Prince William says his son Prince George is already a bit of a royal rascal, while the baby's mother, Kate Middleton, is doing a fantastic job of it.

William told CNN in his first interview since becoming a dad that posing for the first Royal Baby photos the day after George's birth felt oddly logical.

"I was on such a high anyway, and so was Catherine about George, that really we were happy to show him off to whoever wanted to see him," he gushed.

"As any new parent knows, you’re only too happy to show off your new child and, you know, proclaim that he is the best looking or the best everything."

England's newest royal proved to be on his best behavior then, William pointed out: "I'm just glad he wasn’t screaming his head off the whole way through!"

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Prince William made his first public appearance since becoming a dad today, and gave us some amusing insight into the royal newborn Prince George.

No Royal Baby photos just yet ... but royal laughs aplenty.

At the Anglesey County Show on Wednesday, Will kept the crowd in stitches speaking a bit of Welsh and revealing some tidbits about his bundle of joy.

"My Welsh pronunciation is bad, but it is slowly getting better, I hope," he said at the fair-like event, where he interacted with animals and thanked locals.

"Catherine is sorry that she cannot be here today at the County Show," he said of wife Kate Middleton. "She and George would have loved to have been here."

"He's pretty loud but of course very good looking!"

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Kate Middleton and Prince William are debating using their own personal Royal Baby photos for Prince George's official portrait, new reports indicate.

This would clearly mark another break from tradition for these modern parents.

Throughout history, royal family portraits have been documented and preserved in the form of oil paintings, bust sculptures, and professional photos.

Here in 2013, could we see an official, royal baby Twitpic?

A royal aide confirmed that “one of the options they are looking at is releasing a couple of family photos they have taken themselves,” reports the Daily Mirror.

There are several reasons why Kate Middleton and Prince William would favor their own pics over a formal photo shoot, namely convenience and personality.

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After all of the hype that surrounded the birth of the Royal Baby last month, Prince George and his parents have been laying extremely low since.

There's no Kim Kardashian-Kanye West-esque conflict about that, either.

After welcoming their son July 22, the couple headed to her parents' home in Bucklebury, England, to live a quiet life while adjusting to parenthood.

Royal Baby Picture

The first royal order of business after the birth was simple: sleep. For all.

Then the basic routine: Wake up. Tend to George. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

Prince George may be the future King of England, but Prince William and Kate Middleton strive to bring up a thoroughly modern - and happy - baby.

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