Kate Middleton’s Royal Christening Style

Sarah Ball and Alyssa Bereznak

Prince George and Duchess KatePrince George and Duchess KateTo the small, intimate royal christening ceremony for Prince George-only 22 (per the Telegraph) of Will and Kate's inner circle were in attendance-the Duchess of Cambridge once again chose Alexander McQueen. In a bespoke, cream-colored short two-piece with a cascading ruffle-placket, Kate wore an adaptation of a coat dress previously seen among spring-summer 2012 McQueen collections, and seemed to have coordinated the color with other key members of the royal family: Camilla and Pippa Middleton were likewise in pale colors, while Carole Middleton, expectant mom and godmother Zara Phillips, and Queen Elizabeth wore varying shades of blue.

Kate style-watchers on Twitter surmised her fascinator as a creation of favored milliner Jane Corbett. However the designer tells VF Daily that her only piece at the christening was Carole Middleton's "soft grey hat, straw trimmed with matching silk satin and vintage lace." The Daily Mail's Rebecca English reports that the Duchess's hat is in fact Jane Taylor, and is reported to cost more than $1,200. Kate's citrine earrings are thought to be by another preferred designer of hers, Kiki McDonough. We'll update as we find out more!

Update: Photos reveal that Kate chose to wear her trusty L.K. Bennett nude Sledge pumps for the occasion.


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Additionally, a rep from Jane Taylor confirms to us that the Duchess's "ivory and nude sinamay beret" was made especially for the event with a delicate silk organza rose and classic veil trim. "Jane chose a very classic and sophisticated style when designing the piece," a rep told VF Daily. Though it was made specially for today, the piece is now available online.

Meanwhile, if you're curious about the style of ultra-soigné Aunty Pippa, Hello! reports: "[Middleton] wore a cream wool trapeze coat with pink blush trim and oyster silk lining over a blush lace Paris dress by couturier Suzannah Crabb. She accessorised with a hand-dyed and beaded corsage pillbox hat in blush by British milliner Edwina Ibbotson, shoes by Emmy and a box clutch bag with a bunny clasp made by Wlbur and Gussie. The items were all also purchased from Suzannah's boutique."

Tragically, no word yet from Clarence House on who is responsible for her '60s sex-goddess bouffant ponytail.

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