British royals have always been a trend setter. Whether it was the era of Queen Victoria who gave a new definition to art and jewelry or the time of Princess Diana who revolutionized the fashion, the royals have significantly contributed in creating history.
And even today the family is continuously contributing to in setting trends. This time it is the christening ceremony the newly born British monarch.
Prince William and Duchess Catherine’s three-month old son Prince George was baptized Wednesday in a private ceremony. The ceremony was rather simple and low key if compared with those of his father Prince William or Grandfather Prince Charles’ who had grand ceremonies and celebrations at Buckingham Palace.
Although the royal couple followed the tradition but the event was all different from their extravagant wedding ceremony as it has only 22 guests present for the occasion.
The little prince who is third to the thrown was baptized at 16th–century Chapel Royal in St. James Palace by the senior bishop of the Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev. Justin Welby. The silver font used for George’s christening was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 up on the birth of her first child. Since then, the font, also known as Lily Font has been used for every royal christening.
Alike the font, the baptism robe worn by George also has its roots to 1841. The heavenly beautiful crème satin and lace gown of the prince was a replica of the robe fashioned for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s first child. Since then, it was worn by 60 royal babies but is now preserved.
Kate Middleton also opted for an elegant matching crème skirt and jacket dress by Alexander McQueen and topped it with a hat from Jane Taylor. Her simple ye exclusive drop earrings along with her sapphire engagement ring were the only accessory she paired for the event.
Prince George’s christening will surely increase the trend of baptism, which has been noticed a significant decline for quite a few years.
While the baptism dresses of both new mom and baby will soon be in trend, the future king has already made history by being the first royal baby to be honored by a christening coin made by Royal Mint.