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The Honiton Christening Robe's Place in Royal History

At some point this summer, it’s likely we’ll get another close up look of the best known replica christening gown around. For when Prince Louis of Cambridge is baptized, probably before the Royal Family’s summer break, he will wear the intricate copy of the famous Victorian outfit that featured in so many royal christenings. That original is too fragile to be used anymore but the pretty gown…
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A look at Sweden's royal christening gown

All big royal events have symbolism attached to them, and when Princess Adrienne of Sweden is baptised, on June 8th, 2018 at the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace, she will find herself wrapped in one of her family’s best-known traditions. The little royal, youngest child of Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill, will be christened wearing the gown that has been used by Bernadotte babies for…
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The Queen's Coronation Dress

It has been described as the most important British dress design of the 20th century and the gown that the Queen wore at her Coronation, on June 2nd 1953, has its own place in history. The work of Sir Norman Hartnell, created in partnership by the Monarch, it has become one of the most emblematic outfits of the House of Windsor. This was arguably the most important commission of Sir Norman…
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