Prince George will get Romanian meadow for christening

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George are pictured in early August in the Middleton's garden with a retriever called Tilly (a Middleton family pet), and with Lupo, the coupleâ??s Cocker Spaniel. Michael Middleton/Kensington Palace

Babies often receive flowers at their christening. But, as we all know, Britain's Prince George isn't just any baby.

The 3-month-old future monarch will receive a wildflower meadow in the Transylvanian hills, a friend of his grandfather Prince Charles said Tuesday.

"If we sent flowers they would wilt, so this is a symbolic gift," Count Tibor Kalnoky told The Associated Press.

"Wild flowers are fragile like newborn babies. This gift will protect this area and contribute to raising public awareness so that rare flowers can be protected," said Kalnoky, a conservationist and a friend of Charles, who looks after the prince's property in Transylvania.

Kalnoky was a guest at the wedding of young George's parents, Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.

Charles is enamored with the rural life in Romania and visits the country every year.

George's christening will take place Wednesday in the Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace in London. The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev Justin Welby, who will perform the service, spoke about the significance of the event in a video released Tuesday:


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