A gown fit for a Prince

George’s Christening outfit designer revealed

…And no, it’s not Gareth Pugh.

When HRH Prince George Alexander Louis is christened in front of an ‘intimate’ crowd this week, he will be dressed in a replica, created by the Queen’s favourite dress designer Angela Kelly, of the famous royal Christening gown worn by 60 royal babies since 1841.

The silk-satin gown, which features cap sleeves and a cotton-lace overlay, is now too fragile for wear – and, with its retirement, comes the revelation that its hitherto-unnamed designer was former Embroiderer to the Queen, Janet Sunderland.

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The daughter of a coal miner from Falkirk, Sunderland’s creation has been worn by every monarch since Edward VII – and up to Prince George.

‘I am very proud to think an ordinary woman from a working class background could have designed such a beautiful robe,’ Sutherland’s great-great-great niece, Patricia Perry, told The Sunday Times.

‘I look forward to seeing the replica on Prince George.’

Watch the original in action below on Prince Harry; tissues at the ready.

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