Since giving birth to Prince George on 22 July the Duchess of Cambridge has kept a pretty low profile. She attended the Ring O’ Fire Coastal Ultra Marathon in Anglesey in August, The Tusk Trust Awards in September and last week she visited the Olympic Park for her first solo public outing where she met budding sport stars and their parents who were taking part in an educational event hosted by her charity SportsAid.
Today, however, it would be difficult for the mother-of-one to avoid the spotlight as she and William (and the world) celebrate the christening of the royal baby. Kate travelled to the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace alongside her husband William and the baby of the hour - Prince George - who was in a car seat in the back with his mum. They were greeted on arrival by relatives including the Middletons and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.
Kate is wearing a cream pillbox hat by Jane Taylor and matching dress featuring elegant ruffles by Alexander McQueen. Milliner Taylor confirmed the choice of headwear with a tweet, "Yes it is one of my hats!" Interesting that just as guests at a tea party hosted by Kate and William this afternoon will tuck into a layer of the couple's Fiona Cairns wedding cake, Kate has stepped out in a dress by the designer who also created her wedding gown.
Kate's McQueen's moments [Getty]
The Duchess has built a firm relationship with McQueen's creative director Sarah Burton who is responsible for many of her wardrobe hits. As well as her 2011 wedding dress, Kate has worn designs by Burton to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards in December 2012, on her official tour of South East Asia in September 2012 and to the Military Awards in December 2011. She was also in part credited for McQueen's soaring profits last year.
See more of the Duchess of Cambridge's iconic fashion moments in the gallery below...