When to Expect the First Official Royal Baby Photo

July 24, 2013 By:
When to Expect the First Official Royal Baby Photo

As the world comes down from the first glimpse of His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge yesterday, the media is already waiting with bated breath for his next appearance.

You only need to look at history to deduce when that will be, because tradition is kind of a big thing for the royal family.

“We will get a first official look at the baby at the christening,” royal expert Charlie Jacoby told Hollyscoop. “It will be a quiet family affair but the press is likely to be invited to take the family photographs.”

Prince William was christened seven weeks after he was born in 1982. The event took place in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace and photographers were invited to attend. In one famous image, William is pictured on his mother Princess Diana’s lap, but there was another photo that became even more coveted that day.

“One photographer had the bright idea of breaking protocol and asking if the Queen mother could hold him,” Jacoby remembered. “That was the picture of the day.”

If it doesn’t happen at the christening, there’s a chance the release of a first official photo since leaving the hospital could be sooner.

“The only other chance we are likely to get is if they have a small group of photographers to photograph them ‘at home’ in the Berkshire countryside, where Kate's mother lives,” Jacoby suggests.