Kate and Wills have kept a pretty low profile since the birth of Prince George this July, appearing only a handful of times at low-key charity events. Yesterday however was set to change that, as they took to the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace to christen their son and heir to the throne.
Deciding what to wear to a Royal affair can be a tough call, but it seemed that cream and blue are the top choices among the Royals. The Prince (the little one) the Duchess and the Duchess’ sister, Pippa Middleton all arrived in gorgeous cream ensembles, while William and his cousin Zara favoured the blue shades.
Kate went with McQueen once again, wearing a understaffed ruffle dress teamed with a cream pillbox hat by Jane Taylor. Milliner Taylor excitedly confirmed Kate’s choice of headwear with a tweet, “Yes it is one of my hats!”. Kate’s relationship with McQueen’s creative director Sarah Burton has continued to grow since the creation of that gorgeous wedding gown; wearing McQueen on many a public appearance (including my personal favourite, her emerald green gown at the 2012 Sports Personality of the Year awards.) Pippa took the same approach as Kate, opting for a similar understated cream trapeze coat by British designer Susannah Crabb, while the Prince stole the limelight in his christening gown, not to dissimilar to the one his father wore to his 1982 christening, complete with Honiton lace, ruffles and multiple layers (well, he can’t be outdone by his mum!) Prince George’s godmother Zara Tindell covered up her growing baby bump in a navy dress and overcoat by Stewart Parvin. She too matched her outfit with a pillbox hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan.
With only 23 guests in tow, the christening was much less of a grand ceremony than the Royal Wedding, but one thing is for sure, George is a real cutie!
By Natalie Miller