Duchess Catherine, Kate Middleton, Prince George, St. James's Palace

John Stillwell /WPA Pool/Getty Images; TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

If you're anything like us, Prince George's christening today left us positively intrigued and touched by the special ceremony, urging us to uncover every fascinating detail we could find.

First up: the stunning venue!        

Prince William and Kate Middleton selected the Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace for the important occasion, a departure from previous royal christenings which have been traditionally held at Buckingham Palace.

The elegant wood-paneled space features black-and-white checkerboard floor at the foyer, stained glass windows and distinguished accents of gold and moss green décor for a truly impressive ambiance.

If you ask us, it's perfectly fitting for the (future) king!

The chapel has hosted a number of historical moments for the royal family over the years, although the last royal christening that took place there was back in 1998 for Princess Beatrice.

Most notably, however, in 1997, Princess Diana's casket was held in the chapel for five days, so her family and friends could pay their respects in private before her funeral at Westminster Abbey.

It goes without saying that the chapel is understood to be quite a sentimental place for William, and we couldn't have selected a more heartwarming venue to welcome his adorable son into the world.

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