Princess Charlotte’s christening gown
Britain’s Princess Charlotte is likely to wear the same gown that her brother Prince George did for her christening on Sunday (05.07.15).
Interwoven with eight generations of royal history, Charlotte will be the latest Windsor baby to be seen in the beautiful lace outfit, which is a replica of the one used by Queen Victoria’s children, and was created by the Queen’s personal dresser Angela Kelly after the original – worn by a record 62 babies including the current Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William – became too fragile for use and was put out of service in 2004.
A team of seamstresses had spent hours recreating the intricate bows and high collars of the original Victorian version, which was made of Honiton lace over ivory Spitalfields silk and was modelled on the dress worn by the Queen on her marriage to Prince Albert in 1840.
James Viscount Severn, the son of Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex, was the first royal baby to wear the new one. Further appearances followed at the baptisms of Peter Phillips’ children Savannah and Isla.
Princess Charlotte’s christening is set to take place in St Mary Magdalene Church, Norfolk, near the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s home Anmer Hall, and will mark the first time that the family have made a public appearance as a four since Charlotte’s birth on 2 May.