Did you know that the gown that will be used for the christening of the new royal baby is steeped in tradition? Of course it is, we’re dealing with the British Monarchy here. No ordinary christening gown bought at the local Babies ‘R’ Us for this little guy. The gown worn by HRH Prince George of Cambridge is actually a replica made by the Queen’s dresser Angela Kelly. The original was worn by the future king’s dad, Prince William when he was christened over 20 years ago. Below is baby William looking less than pleased with British tradition, lace or wearing a dress.
The original garment is over 172 years old and has been worn by 30 blue-blooded royals including King George VI. The dress is now safely in storage and the new version is said to be an exact replica. Wouldn’t you love to see how they have made this new version?
For Free Stuff Friday and in honor of the royal future King we are giving away Filet Lace: Stitches and Patterns by Margaret Morgan and Beverley Sheldrick’s Little Blessings: Silk Ribbon Projects for Baby.
To enter answer the following question in the comment section below. The two books together will be perfect in creating an timeless treasure for a new baby.
Do you have your original christening gown or maybe have something saved from a bris, Bar or Bat Mitzvah. What is it like, or have you made a special gown steeped in tradition and religious significance. Please give details!