I jest, of course; obviously the most important thing about Prince George’s christening is the fact that Prince George has officially been christened (and has eight million godparents!). But my goodness, did you SEE Kate Middleton’s astonishingly gorgeous ensemble for the occasion?
According to People, Kate donned another cream-colored creation designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen—that is, her wedding dress designer. The Duchess opted for a custom coat dress adorned with ruffles down the front; she finished off her look with simple drop earrings, cream pumps from L.K. Bennett, and (of course) a magnificent hat. Lovely! The hat, by the way, is a bespoke “sinamay beret” (whatever that means) from JaneTaylor with netting and a flower appliqué; if you REALLY can’t live without it, you can snag a lookalike from the same milliner here—as long as you’re willing to pay the not insubstantial price.
Three-month-old Baby George, meanwhile, rocked a white satin and Honiton lace christening gown, which just so happens to be an exact replica of the one created for Victoria, Princess Royal, in 1841. For the curious, Queen Elizabeth II commissioned the replica in 2008; the original is now kept in the Museum of London for preservation purposes. Also I feel weird saying that a three-month-old rocked anything. Maybe I should have phrased that part differently. Hmmm.
Anyhoo, the 35-minute christening ceremony was held yesterday at the Chapel Royal in London’s St. James’s Palace; it was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, with all seven of the Royal Godparents—Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel, William van Cutsem (father of Frowning Bridesmaid Grace van Cutsem), and Zara Tindall.
Congratulations! (Is that what one says at a christening?)
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.