Royal christening: Everything you need to know about the dress

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Royal christening: Everything you need to know about the dress the new royal baby will wear when he is baptized; from the sentimental link to Prince William’s heritage to the unusual design

Kate Middleton gave birth to her new baby son on April 23, and fans are speculating over his christening

Kate Middleton, 36, and 35-year-old husband Prince William welcomed their new royal baby son – who is yet to be named – into the world on April 23, 2018, weighing 8lbs 7oz.

Just days after the arrival of Prince George, four, and two-year-old Princess Charlotte’s brother and fans are already speculating over what the little one will wear when he is christened, and if he will follow tradition by wearing the same dress his siblings and relatives wore when they were baptised.

Kate Middleton and Prince William's son is set to wear traditional dress when he is christened [WireImage]
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s son is set to wear traditional dress when he is christened [WireImage]

George and Charlotte were baptised just a few months after they were born; George was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace on October 23, 2013, after being born in July the same year, while Charlotte was baptised two months after being born in May 2015 at St. Mary Magdalene Church.

Here is everything you need to know about the royal baby’s christening attire; from the sentimental link to his royal heritage to the reason behind the unique design and the cautions is taken when cleaning the garment.

Prince George was christened in October 2015 [Getty]
Prince George was christened in October 2015 [Getty]

What will the new royal baby wear when he is christened?
It has been reported Kate’s third child will wear the same ivory lace gown his older brother and sister wore.

The tradition of wearing the gown started in 1841 when the original gown was made for Queen Victoria’s first child Princess Victoria’s baptism.

Prince George wore traditional gown when he was christened [Getty]
Prince George wore traditional gown when he was christened [Getty]

The history of the christening gown
While the original christening gown was made in 1841, the newborn baby will wear a replica of the design, which his siblings previously wore.

Prince Harry’s new nephew will don the recreated style of gown, which was created in 2004, as the original version became too fragile to be used anymore.

Kate Middleton's daughter Princess Charlotte was christened in July 2015 [Getty]
Kate Middleton’s daughter Princess Charlotte was christened in July 2015 [Getty]

The original christening attire the royal babies wore for over almost 150 years was inspired by the late Queen Victoria’s wedding dress

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