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Church of England: Peals and special prayer to celebrate royal birth

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

On Thursday evening a rather distinct ringing of the Canterbury Cathedral bells took place. The ringing was to honour the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.

The three hour peal in Canterbury was the second of its kind this week as the Royal Church of Westminster Abbey had its ringers participate in a full peal of its bells.

“I am delighted to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the arrival of their baby boy. Along with millions here and around the world, I share in their joy at this special time. May God bless this family with love, health and happiness in their shared life ahead,” The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend, Justin Welby told the Anglican Communion News Service.

A little over two and a half hours away in Leicester, visitors are adding their personal congratulatory notes and well wishes in a book available at the Leicester Cathedral. Lately, an influx of tourists to the Leicester Cathedral has grown with the finding of King Richard III’s remains which will possibly be interred at the Cathedral.

The Prince of Wales, The Princess Royal, The Duke of York and Prince William all were baptised in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace. It is possible that there will be a break with tradition for the baptism of His Royal Highness Prince George. It has been rumoured that the Archbishop of Canterbury will conduct the ceremony possibly at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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