Another Royal Recycler! Prince George To Be Christened In A Hand–Me–down Gown

31 July 2013 by

Kate Middleton William Prince George of Cambridge

Oh dear. It seems Prince George of Cambridge is already down on his sartorial luck and he's only 9 days old. Word on the street is the William and Kate’s young son will not be able to wear the traditional silk gown as worn by the Royals for the last 167 years and will have to wear a replica. Awks.

The reason? Well apparently since the gown was last worn by Lady Louise Windsor in 2004 it has become too fragile to be used again and so the Queen (George’s Great Grandmother, no less) commissioned an exact copy.

So will the future King of England get his very own new outfit? Perhaps made out of gold threads or something? Nope, the new replica gown has already had a few outings by the two daughters of Peter and Autumn Phillips, Savannah and Isla Elizabeth, and James, Viscount Severn.

Of course, fashion thriftiness does run in the Cambridge family. Kate is well known for recycling her outfits as well as sharing outfits with her mum AND sister so we shouldn’t be toooo surprised. Let the royal recycling continue!


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