Hi everyone...we'll be starting our chat, as promised, at the top of the hour. Until then, please feel free to submit comments and questions for our panel. They're ready to take your questions about today's royal christening!
by Ruth Dunley 10/23/2013 4:50:39 PM
And panelists, let us know when you're online and ready to chat.
by Ruth Dunley 10/23/2013 4:50:47 PM
by Daniel Drolet 10/23/2013 4:51:04 PM
Hi Daniel..welcome. Thanks for joining us today.
by Ruth Dunley 10/23/2013 4:51:24 PM
Hello everyone! Great to be here on christening day!
by Lynne Bell 10/23/2013 4:51:41 PM
Welcome, Lynne. Glad you could join our chat.
by Ruth Dunley 10/23/2013 4:52:02 PM
Thanks, Ruth. I'm delighted to be here!
by Lynne Bell 10/23/2013 4:52:35 PM
And readers, if you're just joining us, we'll be starting our chat in about seven minutes. (Enough time to get a spot of tea...)
by Ruth Dunley 10/23/2013 4:53:01 PM
Prince George. Photo by John Stillwell, AFP/Getty
by Ruth Dunley 10/23/2013 4:54:45 PM
and a princely pastry, perhaps? (I know, *groan*....).
by Lynne Bell 10/23/2013 4:54:57 PM
I'll upload more photos throughout the chat...
by Ruth Dunley 10/23/2013 4:55:58 PM
Ruth, I know the photog who took that pic. John Stillwell is a veteran photographer, a real Eastender, and he's covered many royal visits to Canada. And by the way, isn't Prince George, gorgeous?
by Lynne Bell 10/23/2013 4:56:49 PM
Checking in. I have much to say about today's fashion choices :)
by Misty Harris 10/23/2013 4:57:08 PM
Hi Misty...glad you made it. And can't wait to hear your fashion report card.
by Ruth Dunley 10/23/2013 4:57:38 PM
In fact the London Evening Standard had the first front page today and of course, the headline was (wait for it...) GORGEOUS GEORGE.
by Lynne Bell 10/23/2013 4:57:57 PM
Lynne...I'm sure our readers will agree with that headline. :)
by Ruth Dunley 10/23/2013 4:58:39 PM
Misty, SO looking forward to your Royal fashion report card ;)
by Lynne Bell 10/23/2013 4:58:46 PM
Ruth, I know...the cheeks! Big debate on Twitter as to whether he looks most like baby William or baby Catherine...
by Lynne Bell 10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Prince George's cuteness kept distracting me from the task at hand, but I did manage to take some fashion notes!
by Misty Harris 10/23/2013 5:00:04 PM
OK, I think we're ready to begin — it's possible that Robert may not be able to make it, so let's get started. I'm Ruth Dunley with Postmedia Digital and I'm chatting today with a panel of royal experts: Lynne Bell writes for Majesty magazine and is co-author of Queen And Consort, Misty Harris is a Postmedia reporter who has covered many royal stories, Robert Finch is the Dominion Chairman of the Monarchist League of Canada and Daniel Drolet runs an Ottawa-based communications company and is an avid royal-watcher who has written extensively about the royals for newspapers across Canada. All right everyone, let's talk royals!
by Ruth Dunley 10/23/2013 5:00:15 PM