Kate Middelton matches Prince George’s christening gown with off-white Alexander McQueen
Who wore off-white best: a pudgy-cute baby in a dress or the always-stunning Kate Middleton? Okay, it’s not a fair comparison, but with Prince George on the scene, attention is certainly divided. The three month old heir to the throne was christened this morning at an intimate royal affair—just 22 guests are reported to have been in attendance, including the Middleton family, Prince Harry and, of course, the Queen. (Sorry, Cressida Bonas, maybe next time!)
While Prince George’s christening outfit was decided centuries ago (he’s in a replica of the royal christening robe, the original of which is 172 years old) Kate’s christening dress is completely new. It’s a bespoke Alexander McQueen piece, which bares a striking resemblance to the ruffled Reiss dress she wore for her official engagement photos in 2010. Kate kept her hair straight with one side pinned up, the perfect style to match her cream-coloured hat by Jane Taylor and show off her Kiki McDonough citrine earrings.
Outfit adoration aside, the other big reveal from Prince George’s christening was the godparents. William and Kate selected seven godparents, with Zara Phillips being the only royal on the list. There’s also two of William’s close friends (William van Cutsem and Oliver Baker), one of Kate’s close friends (Emilia Jardine Paterson), a close friend of Princess Diana (Julia Samuel) and the Cambridges’ former secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton. The only wildcard godparent is 22 year old Hugh Grosvenor, who looks somewhat like Prince Harry, has a bit of a party reputation and is the son of Britain’s wealthiest landowner. We’ll just chalk that one up to royal politics, right?
While the official christening photos are to come—and will hopefully include at least one of Queen Elizabeth holding Prince George—it’s likely we won’t see the little one for a few more months. If only the Cambridges had Instagram! At least Kate has a full schedule of fall events on her agenda, so watch this space for more royal outfit intel.