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Prince George's christening gown and the Canadian connection

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Prince George's christening gown and the Canadian connection

[caption id="attachment_3135" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Peter and Autumn Phillips with their daughters, one-year-old Isla and two-year-old Savannah, earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Keystone Press Agency."] [/caption] Get your fascinators ready because tomorrow is Prince George's christening. If you're like me, you've been awaiting this day since His Royal Highness made his first appearance back in July. As with all royal events, the world is wondering what Duchess Kate will wear—I'm hoping for a dress by Canadian-born designer Erdem. But we don't have to wonder what baby George will be wearing. He'll be decked out in the royal family's christening gown—which has a Canadian connection. George will not be wearing the same christening gown as his dad and uncle Harry. That gown has been worn by royal babies since 1841. Sadly it was retired a couple of years ago after it became too fragile for use. So the queen's dressmaker made a replica of the christening gown and that is what Prince George will be wearing for his big day. The new gown has only been worn by three royal babies--two of whom are Canadian. The Queen's oldest grandchild, Peter Phillips is married to Canadian Autumn Phillips. Their adorable little girls, Savannah and Isla, both wore the royal gown at their christening. Savannah and Isla are 13 th and 14 th in line to the throne. So tomorrow when the official christening photos are released, showing three future Kings with the current Queen of the United Kingdom, remember that there is a little piece of Canada being represented in that gown.
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