It's McQueen for Kate

At Prince George's Christening

And we thought we were excited about the wedding dress.

It was Alexander McQueen all over again today for the Duchess of Cambridge, who opted for a cream, ruffle-fronted collarless jacket with matching skirt and a hat by Jane Taylor for the Christening of HRH Prince George Alexander Louis today - her first formal, non-red carpet, non-volleyball-playing outing since his birth three months ago.

She arrived at St James' Palace with her husband Prince William, who carried a seriously cute George in his new replica Royal Christening gown into the building at about 3pm. The street was lined with well-wishers as they arrived.


Another attendee of sartorial note was The Queen, resplendent in a beautiful cornflower blue cashmere coat by Stewart Parvin.

Only 22 guests were invited to today's ceremony, which marks many breaks with tradition - including the appointment of close friends and family as the little prince's seven godparents, as opposed to foreign dignitaries.

Although siblings Pippa (who also wore cream, a dress by Suzannah), and Harry weren't invited to be godparents, they each read a lesson during the service: Luke Ch.18 v15-17 and John Ch.15 v1-5 respectively.

Plus, there was a slice of Christening cake, taken from a tier of Kate and Wills' wedding cake, to take the edge off after all the excitement.

Congratulations to the happy family - simply adorable.

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