Royal Baby Christening: The style and fashion of those attending
Today the Royal Baby Christening took place and the real question on everyone’s lips is “What was everyone wearing?”
Of course it was Prince George’s day and he looked every inch the cute baby in his Honiton lace christening gown – a gown that was designed back in 1841 by Janet Sutherland and has been the christening gown of 60 royal babies. Granted Prince George’s was a replica made by the Queen’s couturier.
Being the international style icon everyone really wanted to know what the proud Mummy, the Duchess of Cambridge would be wearing. She looked at ease in an Alexander McQueen cream two piece outfit with ruffles and a hat by milliner Jane Taylor. Not forgetting the proud father, Prince William was looking dapper in a navy suit and blue tie.
The Queen arrived in a blue Stewart Parvin cashmere coat under which she wore a silk print dress. She complimented her look with a brooch of diamonds, sapphires and rubies – a gift she received from her parents when she gave birth to Prince Charles.
Cream was obviously the order of the day as both Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Pippa Middleton also arrived to the ceremony in this colour. Camilla wore a cream Fiona Clare dress with matching coat and a Phillip Tracey hat while Pippa was styled by Suzannah Crabb. She replicated her sister once more with a wool trapeze coat with a pink trim and underneath was wearing a blush lace dress. For her headwear Pippa wore a pill box hat by milliner Edwina Ibbotson.
Carole Middleton was wearing a blue patterned dress coat, white dress, and light coloured hat.
The christening was a small private affair and unlike the Royal wedding before it there was a distinct lack of celebrity to analyze their style. However, there were no less than seven godparents chosen including Zara Tindall who, expecting her first child, was wearing a navy dress coupled with matching coat and hat.