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  • Kate Duchess of Cambridge carries her son Prince George after his christening at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London, with the Bishop of London Richard Chartres behind, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013. The prince was christened Wednesday with water from the River Jordan at a rare four-generation gathering of the royal family in London. (AP Photo/John Stillwell, Pool)

Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:36 pm

Official photo shows rare royal gathering

The Associated Press

Britain's monarchy has released a rare photo celebrating the christening of Prince George that shows four generations of royals gathered together.

The image released Thursday shows Queen Elizabeth II and three future kings: her son Prince Charles, her grandson Prince William, and her great-grandson, 3-month-old Prince George.

The infant is pictured perched on the knee of his mother - William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge - and surrounded by family who'd gathered at St. James's Palace on Wednesday for George's christening.

The queen's husband, Prince Philip, is pictured, along with a grinning Prince Harry and Charles' wife, Camilla.

The Duchess of Cambridge's parents, sister and brother also are in the photograph.

George was christened by Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, with water brought from the River Jordan.