Though his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, had to skip Monday’s service at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace, the rest of the royals — and some newly minted godparents — were on hand to watch the Archbishop of Canterbury baptize the youngest child of Kate and Prince William.
The Duchess of Cambridge led the charge in a white V-necked number by her go-to label, Alexander McQueen, paired with a floral tiara-style Jane Taylor headpiece and large pearl earrings. Kate also wore McQueen to the christenings of her two older children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Members of the Royal Family arrive at St James's Palace for the christening of Prince Louis. pic.twitter.com/3pDk4D898C
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 9, 2018
Although she earned raves for going with a bold yellow dress last week, Meghan opted for a more muted olive green ensemble for the occasion. Her long-sleeved Ralph Lauren dress featured her signature bateau neckline and was complemented by matching heels and a Stephen Jones hat.
Fresh from an appearance at Wimbledon, the infant prince’s maternal aunt, Pippa Middleton, wore an icy blue shirtdress with a pleated drop waist, a look custom-designed by Alessandra Rich. Middleton, who is expecting her first child with her husband, James Matthews, also wore a matching hat, as well as an ivory clutch and Lucy pumps by Jimmy Choo.
The godparents arrive along with the Middleton family for Prince Louis’s christening pic.twitter.com/3uZvWw54ZB
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) July 9, 2018
The outfit fell flat with some critics, who called it “frumpy.”
I agree, it's busy and a bit frumpy to me.
— Brittney West (@BrittneyLynn223) July 9, 2018
And what about the man (erm, baby) of the hour? Prince Louis wore a replica of the royal christening robe made by the woman responsible for the queen’s colorful creations, Angela Kelly. The handmade garment, which features fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, has been worn by royal babies since 2008 and is modeled after the original robe Queen Victoria had commissioned for her oldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal, in 1841.
Still, not even 177 years of royal history can compete with the respective Kate and Meghan effects. Sorry, kid.
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