There’s no doubt about it, a royal christening is a special occasion, but today is perhaps more significant because it’s the christening of a future King, Prince George. That of course means that there will be a lot of eyes on George and his royal christening gown.
Today George will be wearing a replica of the gown that was first created for the christening of Queen Victoria’s first born. It was made by the Queen’s dressmaker of delicate Honiton lace and presented with white satin bows and a high collar. Like many royal occasions, people have slept out overnight to gain viewing spots, but it is actually a rather low-key christening, with only five senior royal family members invited to the service; the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry.
The ceremony is to be held at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace, and its limited space is arguably the reason for the small number of people attending. Very recently, the Duke and Duchess named Zara Tindall, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor, Julia Samuel and William van Cutsem as the godparents of George, breaking the tradition of choosing Royals for spiritual guidance.
Whatever people’s thoughts are on George’s christening, today is certainly a day to remember. If it has got you thinking about your child’s upcoming christening, then make sure you’re prepared, and look at our range of gowns, rompers and dresses. We also offer christening accessories and gifts for those who want to make the occasion even more special.