It’s almost time for another huge royal event! There hasn’t been even a glimpse of Prince George since the royal family portraits were released almost two months ago, but gear up for his christening, which will be held on October 23.

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Buckingham Palace released new details today about the event, so pull up your calendar and get ready to schedule. The ceremony will be held at 3pm BST in the chapel at St. James Palace, and will last for 45 minutes. That’s 10am EST, so you won’t have to wake up with the dawn like you did for the royal wedding (just me?). It will be attended by the immediate families of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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In choosing St. James Palace, Prince William is making a key nod to his deceased mother, Diana. William, Prince Charles, and the Queen were all christened at Buckingham Palace, so Wills is bucking tradition by choosing a significantly smaller and more intimate venue. Furthermore, this chapel is where Diana’s coffin rested for a week before her burial in 1997.

What do you think of William’s choice? Are you pleased to see his nod to his mother? Will you be straining to get a peek of the ceremony? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.

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