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One-Of-A Kind! 178-Year-Old History Of The Gown Prince Louis Wore For His Christening

Date September 6, 2019 02:29

The christening of Kate Middleton and Prince William's third child, Prince Louis was an intimate and special event for the royal family. The entire Middleton clan was in attendance. They were joined by the royal family, including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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What made the christening extra special was that Prince William's son wore 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 wore 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 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, the gown is entirely based on Queen Victoria's own dress, which makes it that much more special.

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All three Cambridge children - Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis tool turn paraded in the beautiful replica.

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Prince Louis was certainly as adorable as his older siblings were on their big days.

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Fans of the royal family couldn't contain their excitement after seeing cute photos from Prince Louis' christening. Don't you agree he is such an adorable little one!

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