Kate Middleton looked gorgeous in a cream-colored dress and matching coat by Alexander McQueen at the christening of her daughter Princess Charlotte on Sunday. She kept things simple in the smart ensemble for the event, for which hundreds of people gathered outside the gates of Sandringham Estate, where the christening took place. She paired her outfit with an elegant Jane Taylor feathered hat, according to Us Weekly.
The dress was a tailored piece with a classic cut. Kate relies on McQueen and Taylor as both designers reflect her personal style. She wore McQueen for her wedding and also for the christening of Prince George. Kate has built a close relationship with Sarah Burton, McQueen’s creative director.
The proud mom, 33, kept things monochromatic with pale nude pumps, finishing off the look with diamond earrings and a matching pendant from Mappin & Webb. She comfortably pushed Princess Charlotte in her Silver Cross carriage. The christening ceremony was important for the duchess, as the entire world was watching the little royals. She ensured Prince George and Princess Charlotte were the stars of the show.
Prince George looked cute in little red Rachel Riley shorts with white button details and a red and white smocked shirt with a Peter Pan collar. He has worn outfits by Rachel Riley on numerous occasions and Kate loves the quintessentially British brand. According to an onlooker, she kept a close eye on her son, stroking his hair, though it was William who held the tiny royal’s hand in the lead-up to the ceremony.
The christening had a modern and informal feel as the royal couple broke from tradition by inviting the public to congregate in the paddock outside the church to take photographs of Princess Charlotte. This is the first time in history this has been allowed. The couple kept tradition in mind and added a little personal touch with the Silver Cross carriage, Prince George’s outfit and Princess Charlotte’s christening robe.