The Story Behind The Princess' Christening Gown

by Stephanie Chon

We know the house of worship at Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham estate, St. Mary Magdalene Church, has a rich history, but almost as rich of a story is the history of the royal christening gown. In case you missed it, Princess Charlotte's royal christening is happening this Sunday. As a result, there has been so much chatter about the royal family, especially what the little one is going to wear to her big bash. There has been rumors that she might be wearing her big brother's christening gown, but that still has yet to be confirmed.

If you remember Prince George's gown, it was a long, beautiful cream lace, which I would love to see on Princess Charlotte. That gown was a replica of the one that Queen Victoria's children wore; however, because the original gown became too fragile to wear, Prince George was given an exact replica of the Victorian gown.

The original gown was inspired by Queen Victoria's wedding dress and the christening gown was made with Spitalfields silk and a Honiton lace overlay. Considering the original gown lasted through 62 generations of royalty, I'd say the gown had a great run. But even though there is a new christening gown, everyone is still unsure as to what Princess Charlotte will be wearing.

I guess we'll just have to wait until her christening, this Sunday, June 5. But until then, here's a #ThrowbackThursday picture of Prince George.

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I'm keeping my fingers crossed for more adorable pictures of Prince George and Princess Charlotte — especially after seeing the royal siblings' adorable, squeal-worthy photos of the two.

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I'm just as excited to find out what mama Kate Middleton will don for her little girl's baptism. There's no doubt that it will be exquisite and fabulous (and hopefully wind-proof).

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