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Royal ruse is spot-on spoof of William, Kate & George at home

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose for a photograph with their son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge in the garden of the Middleton family home in August 2013 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. Photo: Image by Getty Images

Royal ruse is spot-on spoof of William, Kate & George at home

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Oct 22, 2013

As England prepares for Wednesday's christening of Prince George, it would seem his parents, Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, have granted a photographer unprecedented access to such delights as family -- and we do mean family -- bath time, fun with Great-Grandma (a/k/a Queen Elizabeth) and even the ceremonial changing of the royal nappy. But upon closer inspection, the royals depicted in this People.com spread are far from the genuine article!

Although it's almost impossible to suss out the Wils and Kate look-alikes from their real-life counterparts, the photos are actually the work of photographer Alison Jackson, who routinely stages photos of celebrity dopplegangers. Queen Elizabeth snapping a family portrait with a smartphone (complete with Prince George donning a crown!) is one we'd love to see the real royals recreate, but it's a pretty safe bet that won't be happening any time soon. 

As for Prince George's actual Oct. 23 christening, it will be a "small, private, personal family affair," reports Today. The ceremony will take place at 3:00 PM at the Chapel Royal at St. James Palace. The prince will wear the royal christening gown of ornate lace, a replica of the gown worn first by Queen Victoria’s daughter and then passed down through the generations (William wore it when he was just 6 weeks old).

Stephen L. Betts

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Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.