Washington Celebrates the Birth of Prince George Alexander Louis

For the party celebrating the birth of Prince George, the British Embassy got dressed up with Union Jack flags and displayed many photos and videos of the new parents. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Union Jack flags adorn the grand staircase at the British Embassy. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

In honor of infant Prince George, guests sipped champagne and nibbled on British party food both inside the mansion and on the expansive back terrace. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Among the British specialties that were served at the party for Prince George, “baby” Yorkshire puddings, with rare roast beef and leeks. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

One of the many full bars set up inside and outside the British embassy. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The top of the celebration cake, with blocks and a last-minute teddy bear. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

British Embassy head chef Craig Harnden, who said he pulled out all the stops on creating the menu for the celebration in honor of the infant prince. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Welcoming his guests, British ambassador Peter Westmacott praised the monarchy and Queen Elizabeth. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

At the end of his brief speech, Ambassador Westmacott asked his guests to join him in raising a glass to 3-day-old Prince George Alexander Louis. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The weather was gorgeous, not at all typically summer steamy, but guests still welcomed the fresh scooped ice cream that was served in baby-size cones. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

As guests departed the party, embassy staff handed out two gifts: a photo of Prince William, Kate and baby George and a Union Jack carryall. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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