It’s Alexander McQueen for Kate at the Christening of Prince George
Following royal tradition, Prince George was dressed in a replica christening gown worn by Queen Victoria’s daughter in 1891.
According to British Vogue,
The white Spitalfields silk-satin gown, which has cap sleeves and a Honiton cotton lace overlay, was created to resemble the dress that Queen Victoria wore for her marriage to Prince Albert in 1840.
The garment has been worn by every monarch since Edward VII – and was also worn by Prince William and his father Prince Charles.
The Duchess of Cambridge chose a custom cream Alexander McQueen ensemble that matched her son’s christening gown (Perths Fashion ID’d the look). The white ivory dress had a Wave Ruffle Jacket and a peplum with long sleeves with a voluminous circle skirt attached.
The original jacket is described as:
Described as a Leaf crepe jacket with wave ruffle panel running front and back and up the closure of the jacket; jacket has rounded padded shoulders and silk lining.
She complimented the look with a cream colored Georgie beret by Jane Taylor, described as a “sophisticated sinamay beret with delicate silk organza rose and classic veiling trim.” The hat, which retails for £755.00 ($1220 USD), is available in black, blonde and brunette on the milliner’s website.
The Queen, who was last to arrive with husband Prince Philip, wore a lovely blue dress and coat by Stuart Parvin.
Aunt Pippa looked radiant in a warm, blush oyster colored lace shift dress worn under cream-colored trapeze wool coat by British designer Suzannah Crabb.
She completed the look with blush colored shoes by Emmy (a favorite of her sister) and bunny clasp by Wilbur & Gussie. Uncle James wore a navy suit and a pink tie with navy lace-up dress shoes.
Mom Carole Middleton wore a lovely Catherine Walker & Co navy coat with blue lace insets over a stone-colored dress. She finished off her look with stoned hued pumps, a clutch and hat.
Prince William’s cousin Zara Tindall, who is expecting her first child with husband, Rugby player Mike Tindall, wore a blue dress and matching coat and hat with nude pumps. She accented the look with a turquoise box clutch. Zara was one of the seven godparents.
Prince Charles was beaming from ear to ear as he exited the chapel with wife Camilla, who wore an all ivory outfit.
Julia Samuel, one of William’s mother Princess Diana’s best friends, was also named a godmother.
Pippa and Prince Harry were not chosen as godparents but that’s probably because they already have major responsibilities as aunt and uncle.
According to What Kate Wore, The lucky seven chosen as godparents are:
- Zara Tindall (more familiarly known as Zara Phillips), Prince William’s cousin.
- Olive Baker attended St. Andrews University with the duke and duchess.
- Emilia Jardine-Paterson attended Marlborough College with the duchess. She runs an interior design firm under her maiden name, Emilia d’Erlanger, and is said to be helping the couple decorate their home at Kensington Palace.
- Earl Grosvenor (first name Hugh) is the son of the Duke of Westminster.
- Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton served as private secretary to William and Kate from 2005 to 2012 and continues to work for the palace part-time.
- The Honorable Julia Samuel was a close friend of William’s mother, Lady Diana. She founded a nonprofit organization, Child Bereavement UK, which the duke supports.
- William Van Cutsem is one of William’s oldest father Hugh, who passed away in September, was a very close friend of Prince Charles.
Following the ceremony, guests headed to Clarence House for a reception hosted by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. The top tier of Kate and William’s wedding cake was served.
Photo Credits: PA