Kate Middleton and Prince William are throwing a tea party to kick-start Prince George’s christening celebrations this week.
They are inviting old pals from their student days at Scotland’s University of St Andrews and from William’s time as an RAF search and rescue pilot to Wednesday’s ceremony.
Bone china has already been laid out for the event at Kensington Palace and toys placed in the palace courtyard to keep guests’ children entertained.
A royal source said: “There will be a very informal tea party for those who are close to the Duke and Duchess before the christening.”
Prince George’s godparents, who have not yet been announced, are understood to have been invited to the party.