How to Get Kate Middleton's Style from the Royal Christening

Alexandra Macon




The Duchess of Cambridge has clearly found her label for any major life event: Alexander McQueen. For the christening of her and the Duke of Cambridge's three-month-old son, Prince George, today, the Duchess wore a cream look designed by McQueen's Sarah Burton, with complementary fascinator by Jane Taylor. The third in line to the British throne was baptized in a replica of the Honiton lace gown made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, also named Victoria, in 1841. The replica for today's baptism was made by the Queen's couturier Angela Kelly.



In keeping with their style of bucking tradition, the Duke and Duchess opted not to have the ceremony at Buckingham Palace (where royal christenings are typically held), choosing instead a location with significant sentimental value, the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace, where Prince William and Prince Harry paid respects to their mother, Princess Diana, before her funeral in 1997. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, performed the ceremony, which incorporated seven godparents. In addition to the court of godfathers and godmothers, Prince George was surrounded by his grandparents-Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Middletons-as well as the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Prince Harry for the happy occasion. "



In honor of Prince George's big day and in celebration the Duchess's flawless look, above we've highlighted the best christening looks for both mother and child.



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