The Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning on Wednesday afternoon as she arrived at the christening of her son, Prince George, at St James’s Palace.
Proud mum Kate looked regal and elegant as she entered the Chapel Royal in a cream coatdress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, while she complimented the outfit with a Jane Taylor fascinator.
The wife of Prince William is often seen in Alexander McQueen but it was the second time Kate had decided on the celebrated British designer for such an important event in her life.
In 2011, Kate walked down the aisle of Westminster Abbey at her wedding in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress captivating the world as millions watched around the world.
Prince George, meanwhile, looked every part of the future King-to-be as he arrived in the arms of Prince William in the replica Honiton lace gown, which was originally made in 1841 for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria.
The original christening gown was retired after Prince Edward’s daughter Lady Louise Windsor’s christening in 2004 and her brother Viscount Severn was the first to wear the new one in 2008, which was made by the Queen’s dressmaker Angela Kelly.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by close family and Prince George’s godparents at the service at St James’s Palace.
The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry were all smiles as they arrived at the Chapel Royal doting on Prince George.
Kate’s family including Michael and Carole Middleton, and her siblings James and Pippa also attended the 30-minute service.
Similar to her sister, Pippa arrived in a cream trapeze coat by British designer Suzannah Crabb and a hat by Edwina Ibbotson.
“We aimed for understated beauty, drawing inspiration from a 1960’s coat dress that I bought in LA, among other vintage looks and archive pieces,” Suzannah said after revealing she had spent “hours of research into the history of royal christenings”.
After the christening, guests were treated to afternoon tea at Clarence House hosted by proud grandfather Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.