It was the Royal baby's day out. Prince George of Cambridge looked a picture of innocence and cuteness when his parents Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge got him christened at the Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace in London on Wednesday.
The baby prince was all smiles for his seven chosen godparents and relatives including his great-grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, before the family entered the Chapel Royal. The 3-month-old was dressed elaborately in lace and satin christening gown - all flowing and lovely dress which matched in colours to proud mother Kate Middleton.
George's gown was a replica of one made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter. The little guy looked resplendent in the floor length gown crafted by the Queen's couturier Angela Kelly. The original Royal Christening Robe was made of fine Honiton lace and lined with white satin, Hollywood Life reports adding that the gown is as old as 1841.
Since 1841, the gown has adored close to 60 royal babies on their christening day. The gown has a little bit of more history attached to it as it designed and stitched by the then Embroiderer to the Queen, Janet Sutherland, who was the daughter of a Scottish coal miner. In 2008, a replica of gown was created to preserve the original piece.
Before Prince George, the gown was worn by another royal member James, Viscount Severn for his christening in 2008.
"Prince George will wear the hand made replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly, Dressmaker to The Queen," the Palace confirmed that the little royal would wear the robe on his special day in a statement.
Prince George's big day was a private ceremony only attended by 21 guests. George's grandfather Prince Charles and uncle, Prince Harry, were among the notable relatives who attended the special day along with Catherine's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, and her siblings, James and Pippa.
"All babies are unbelievably special, not only royal babies," the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby said.
"As a nation we are celebrating the birth of someone who in due course will be the head of state. That's extraordinary. It gives you this sense of forward looking, of the forwardness of history as well as the backwardness of history, and what a gift to have this new life and to look forward," he added.