What Kate wore for Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s christenings
We haven’t seen much of Prince Louis since his birth on April 23, apart from a couple of official photographs, but we’ll get to see all of the Cambridges together in July.
Kensington Palace have confirmed that Kate and William’s third child will be christened on 9 July at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace – the same venue as Prince George’s.
Kate is currently on maternity leave, so we’re excited to see what she and her young family will be wearing on the day. She introduced Prince Louis to the world in a red Jenny Packham dress .
The Duchess is renowned for her elegant and timeless style, so take a little look back at what she wore for Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s christenings.
Prince George’s christening
Kate and William’s eldest child Prince George was christened at St James’s Palace on October 23, 2013 – three months after his birth.
The Duchess chose a creamy white customised Alexander McQueen dress for the occasion, with ruffled detailing at the front and an A-line style skirt.
She teamed the ensemble with a silk organza rose and veil hat by milliner Jane Taylor , wearing her hair down in her signature blowdry.
She accessorised with Russell & Bromley heels and her Kiki McDonough citrine drop earrings.
Kate later rewore the outfit, with the same hat, for a royal garden party in 2016.
Prince George wore a replica of the gown worn by Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter in 1841. The Queen asked her dresser Angela Kelly to make a new one in 2004, after the original became too fragile to use.
The original was created by Jane Sutherland and was made of Spitalfields silk and Honiton lace. It was worn by 62 royal babies, the last of which was Lady Louise Windsor in 2004.
James, Viscount Severn was the first baby to wear the new gown in 2008.
Princess Charlotte’s christening
Princess Charlotte was christened at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate on July 5, 2015 – two months after her birth.
Kate again chose Alexander McQueen to make her outfit. The white coat dress featured a fit-and-flare design with wide lapels.
The Duchess chose another Jane Taylor hat with floral detailing on the base, which showed off her low chignon.
She also wore nude pumps by Russell & Bromley and her matching Mappin & Webb ‘Empress’ necklace and earrings.
Eagle-eyed fans of her style will know that Kate has worn the McQueen coat dress on two more occasions since Charlotte’s christening – for 2016’s Trooping the Colour and and last year for the 100th Anniversary of Passchendaele in Belgium.
It was believed that the Duchess was also sporting the outfit again for Meghan and Harry’s wedding in May, but this turned out not to be the case. Although they were very similar, the newer version is primrose yellow and features button detailing on the cuffs.
Charlotte, of course, followed in her brother’s footsteps and wore the royal christening gown. Younger brother Prince Louis is expected to follow the tradition.
Another talking point from Charlotte’s baptism was also George’s outfit.
His white embroidered white shirt and red shorts were almost an exact copy of what his father William wore as a two-year-old to meet his baby brother Prince Harry in 1984.
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