Extraordinary 177-Year-Old History Behind Prince Louis' Christening Gown And Its One-Of-A Kind Design

Family & Kids

July 4, 2018 17:31 By Fabiosa

Prince Louis' christening is just around the corner, and it's expected to be a very intimate and special event for the royal family.

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The entire Middleton clan will be in attendance. They will also be joined by the royal family, including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

What makes the christening extra special is that Prince William's son will be wearing the same gown as his older brother and sister. But there's much more to the history of this outstanding attire.

Family heirloom

Prince Louis will be wearing an exact replica of the lace christening gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II and 61 other royal babies since its creation in 1841.

Unfortunately, the original was deemed too delicate to bee worn in 2004, so the replica was created in order to preserve the historic gown, but still continues to follow the family tradition.

The gown was commissioned by Queen Victoria for her daughter, and since then became a staple of every royal christening.

Interestingly, it's entirely based on Queen Victoria's own dress, which makes it that much more special.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte already paraded in the beautiful replica, and now it's their little brother's turn.

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We're sure Prince Louis is going to be just as adorable as his siblings were on their big days.

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Public is impatient

Fans of the royal family can't wait for Prince Louis' christening as they anticipate a lot of cuteness from Prince William and Kate Middleton's kids.

We join the anticipation and are counting down the days!

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