Duchess Kate’s McQueen suit matched her son’s christening gown: super-cute?


Duchess Kate wanted to match her son. I feel a trend coming on. Is this going to happen a lot from here on out? From now on, will Kate color-coordinate clothes with her son? I think so. Anyway, Prince George’s christening has happened. Kate wore this cream, ruffled Alexander McQueen ensemble that is very matchy-matchy with George’s off-white, lacy christening dress. You can see the original McQueen runway look here – so, so ruffly. I know that christening dress is traditional and many, many babies are baptized and christened in similarly lacy dresses, but I did get a chuckle out of George. He’s cute, and he’s a little grumpy baby, and my guess is that he wasn’t happy about being put in this lacy little dress. Mom, IT’S SO UNFAIR.

The guest of honor has arrived! Kate Middleton and Prince William made a low-key entrance with the little man of the hour, Prince George, at St. James’s Palace in London at two minutes past 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The proud parents were seen arriving in a dark blue sedan for the much-anticipated royal christening of their firstborn son, whom they welcomed on July 22 of this year. Moments later, they emerged inside the courtyard with baby George — resplendent in his christening dress — as the group greeted clergy outside the entrance.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 31, looked gorgeous and ladylike in a cream-colored skirt suit with a ruffled jacket, which she paired with a matching fascinator. Her husband, meanwhile, looked dapper in a dark suit and pale-blue tie.

They’re “very excited,” a source tells Us Weekly of the happy couple, who showed off their baby son in his royal christening gown. Adds another source: “Prince George has been good as gold today.”

The royal christening robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was originally created in 1841 for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal.

The gown was worn for all royal christenings until 2008, when Queen Elizabeth II commissioned Angela Kelly to make a replica of the robe in order to preserve the original. James, Viscount Severn, was the first member of the royal family to wear this gown at his christening at the private chapel at Windsor Castle on April 19, 2008.

As previously reported, the heir to the British throne is set to be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, in a 45-minute ceremony at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace, chosen in part because of its connection to Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana. (Her body was kept there for some time before her funeral.)

“It’s a special place for William,” a source shared with Us. “Having the service there is his way of involving his mother, who he so wishes could be here for all of this.”

Close members of both families are in attendance, including George’s great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, his grandfather Prince Charles, his uncle Prince Harry, and his maternal grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton, along with the Duchess’ siblings, Pippa and James.

[From Us Weekly]

Alright. Is Royal Baby Fever still upon us? Can we all take a breath now that Prince George has worn his lacy little dress and he’s been christened? No, never!



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  1. lisa says:

    i love the suit and the unimpressed baby

  2. MeowuiRose says:

    He looks just like William as a baby!

  3. HH says:

    Kate always does hats and fascinators well and I like her ruflles. Most importantly, I love baby-cheeks. Love them!

  4. Jessibes says:

    Beige. So very beige.

    Cute baby though, lovely chubby cheeks!

  5. Maggie says:

    Cute baby! Love her outfit. She looks very pretty.

  6. Anna says:

    Little Georgie looks so composed!
    And, ok, I like Kate’s outfit. It’s appropriate but fun with the kicky ruffles and the little hat. But we need new shoes!!!!!!!!

  7. Sachi says:

    Diana had a suit similar to Kate’s, back in 1985.


    But the cream suit matches Kate’s coloring. Her hair is way too long.

    George looks so much like William, especially the eyes. But Georgie is cuter than both of his parents at their christenings. :D

    • Esti says:

      I mean, both are white/cream colored, but otherwise I don’t get the comparison. Diana’s had a long tie and was otherwise completely plain. Kate’s had a big ruffle that does all the way down the front and, if it’s true to the McQueen runway picture, around the waist as well.

      Diana wore a lot of clothes. It’s going to be impossible for Kate by to wear anything that, if you squint, looks vaguely similar to something Diana wore. But I don’t think this one looks the same even if you do that.

      • Sachi says:

        Diana’s top also has a ruffle, not a tie.


        Kate’s top doesn’t have a ruffle going around the waist. It’s a peplum top.

        You can see Kate’s skirt has big pleats. It’s not a pencil skirt like in the runway McQueen outfit.

        In that regard, the top looks similar to Diana’s. I’m not saying Kate copied Diana, just that their tops looked similar.

      • Esti says:

        I stand corrected on the ruffle, though I still don’t think it looks anything like Kate’s jacket. White vs. cream, tie-like ruffle that comes out of a collar vs. one with smaller pleats that moves across the bodice and no collar, red accent vs. none, streamlined jacket with high waist vs. peplum.

        I’ve seen comparisons between their clothing before, and I think it’s almost always a stretch. Diana wore a lot of clothing so there will always be something kind-of-like a Kate outfit.

      • Esti says:

        But for what it’s worth, I actually like Diana’s jacket more. I think Kate looked lovely and appropriate, but this is not my favorite outfit from her. Diana’s is absolutely gorgeous and I would wear that today in a heartbeat.

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      Why do you say her hair is way too long?

      • ncmagnolia says:

        Probably bc they’re pretty obviously extensions.

      • Florc says:

        Kate gets more compliments from wearing her hair up, pinned back, or when it’s a shorter length than the long length with curled ends. Also, because it stays out of her face and when she should be focusing on a speech and she’s more brushing it out of her face or twirling it in her fingers.

        I doubt it’s extensions. Her hair lost noticeable volume as her baby bump grew. She also changed hair dressers. He may have talked her into a more natural look. Her hair might have some help, but i’m betting pretty minor over all. And as most new moms know, post baby all that lush hair you grew during pregnancy will fall out and thin. And Kate originally has very thin hair.

  8. booboocita says:

    I love Kate’s dress, and baby and hubby look adorable, but that fascinator makes her look like she’s wearing a large wad of bread dough on her head.

  9. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Beautiful occasion. W&K look happy and George is adorable.

  10. chloe says:

    Baby George is cute and Daddy looks proud.

  11. Badirene says:

    So ruffles are the new buttons?

  12. Green is Good says:

    Omg, George is so darn adorable! I want to smooch those baby cheeks!

  13. Gine says:

    Aw, he’s a cute little chub. I can’t decide if I like Kate’s suit, I’ll have to wait to see a full-length picture. Ruffles can either go very right or horribly wrong.

  14. Lydia says:

    Did Kate curtsy to Prince Phillip in the first video? Who does she have to curtsy to these days?

    • IvanaVodka says:

      Prince Philip pulls rank on her as does the Queen (obviously) and Charles and Camilla. When William isn’t around, that list grows significantly.

    • MollyMaxwell says:

      The curtseying and nodding by everyone was my favourite part of the whole video!
      Camilla air kissed Queen Elizabeth and then curtsied, Harry kissed and did the official nod to his gran, etc. It’s all so fascinating to me.

      • Jane says:

        Charles didn’t kiss his mother, he didn’t even seem to acknowledge her. How odd. He walked up and kissed his father and then stood next to him without a kiss or curtsey to his mother.

      • booboobird says:

        i think Camilla said something about hats. and that’s why there’s only air kiss.
        i must say that to me Kate’s curtsying looked very half assed. like she’s all ready to kiss cheeks but the curtsy is a very quick bob and annoyance.
        baby G is just cuuuute. looks like his father. on some pictures i saw Kate carrying him, he looked heavier than her :) this is how my babies looked too. little chubzillas with big cheeks and lots of rolls.

      • Em' says:

        Thank you!!! I’ve watched the air kiss at least a dozen times. It is absolutely awesome.
        Then later (at 0’45), Kate does the exact same thing : air kiss / a step back / a curtesy. How fascinating.
        I’m not sure it’s as easy as it seems. I mean, what happens if you accidentally stumble and your lips actually touch the queen’s cheek.

    • gatinha523 says:

      the curtsey-ing and nodding was all very fascinating to me – i’m an american and don’t watch much video of the royal family. is this what they have to do every time they see each other? it seems so formal – i can’t imagine nodding at my grandmother haha!

      • Pop says:

        I’m British and at family gatherings and the like we all air kiss. Not all Brits do. It depends on your family and is a class thing which hasn’t died. My husbands family are French and there you kiss cheeks both sides with every family member each time you meet. It is very annoying and time consuming but everyone does it – friends and family. It’s rude not to.

    • mayamae says:

      I found it interesting that the kiss came first, then the curtsy. I’m sure that’s proper protocol, but I thought it would be reversed.

      If anyone has time after watching the video, click on the CNN video that shows the killer whales. It’s about the documentary “Blackfish”, which exposes the abuse killer whales experience at Sea World.

  15. Granolapiglet says:

    Why do these people INSIST on wearing hats from hell? They’re so ugly! Is it a historical thing or something?

  16. RobN says:

    So, after all the hubbub, it really did turn out to be very close family and that 30, 60, 90 person guest list that strangely didn’t have room for every aunt and uncle turns out to be only 22.

    Kate’s suit looks great, although I’m sure plenty of people will have a problem with it.

  17. drea says:

    The baby’s already got the imperious look down. He knows he’s the boss!

  18. Relli says:

    That is one sturdy looking baby, I love his face so much character.

  19. Crabcake says:

    This baby is just perfect, so is her outfit.

  20. SuSu says:

    yes he is cute, but i have to say i thought he would be prettier… sorry

  21. Liza Jane says:

    Lovely family celebration, no pomp and fuss! Just closest family and godparents! Very low key! Lovely to see little Prince George, so plump and healthy but a little grouchy!! I love the moment where he looks at his Mother’s hair, looks again as if he wants to grab it!! So like every baby of that age!! Looking forward to s eyeing the formal pics! Love that the godparents are their close friends, their choice!!

  22. janie says:

    She looks stunning! The baby is so adorable!! He looks like dad, I think? Sweet day for them all.

  23. The Original Mia says:

    Not gonna hate on her boring, bland suit. It’s appropriate. George is a chubby, grumpy looking baby. So cute! Makes me sad to think Diana will never meet him.

    Hey…where’s Harry?

  24. Suze says:

    George made me laugh. He’s definitely giving the side-eye to all that lace. Probably the last time they’ll get him into something like that. I am not a baby person at all bit I think I might just love him in all his grumpy glory.

    Both Kate and Will look good from the limited view I had of them.

  25. iCali says:

    This coat is similar to the white one she wore for Trooping the Colour in 2011, so I knew instantly that it was McQueen. The hat looks very basic for it to cost so much money.

  26. Greenieweenie says:

    Oh lord, what anachronism. I’m reminded of the speech from the throne, which always makes me wonder if I’ve gone back in time. Join the modern world, Britain.

  27. L says:

    I love the dress. It is super for a baptism-elegant and classy and her hair is finally up! (or at least halfway up)

    It’s fascinating that alot of the immediate family wore cream (Kate, Camilla, Pippa) I wonder what Mama Middleton wore? Zara wore a really pretty dark blue-and what looks like the same shoes as Kate.


  28. emmie_a says:

    William looks so happy and animated with his son!!! And George is adorable!

  29. bettyrose says:

    Lovely dress. Funny baby face. These will be cherished family photos.

  30. rudy says:

    why did the queen turn away from her son?

  31. Mel says:

    The baby is already a spitting image of his father. :)

  32. Jackson says:

    I kinda love that she coordinated her outfit with the baby’s gown. It’s not overdone and it looks good on her. The hat doesn’t even both me very much so I give her a big thumb’s up.

  33. pnichols says:

    Love it!! They look great.

  34. Kim1 says:

    Nothing better than a chubby baby IMO

  35. Tig says:

    What a darling baby. What a touching tribute to Diana- she raised her sons to have good hearts!

  36. Amy85 says:

    Other then wearing the same color I wouldn’t call it matching. It’s a nice suit but nothing special.

  37. Aurelia says:

    Kate was a supremely unattractive baby and child. My first reaction was george looks like her, sadly. But then I see willie in there too. So, not so bad.

  38. Lucky Charm says:

    I don’t think matching your baby’s baptism outfit is a new trend. I wore a white skirt and jacket and my son wore a white suit for his baptism, and that was almost 23 years ago…

    And baby George looks so adorable, I just want to pinch those chubby cheeks and eat him up! :)

  39. Katebush says:

    Prince George reminded me of Queen Elizabeth!
    I think he’s gorgeous, William and Kate look v happy and proud. Not so sure of the McQueen suit, not my favourite will have to wait and see some more pics!

  40. taxi says:

    I like Kate’s suit & find it flattering even though that isn’t one of her best colors. Zara looks good & pregnant. Everyone looks happy.

    George has quite a big nose for an infant. Glad he wasn’t screaming. William waving George’s arm was cute & maybe kept him quiet.

  41. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that Kate looks like she’s dressed for the post-Baptism lunch at Red Lobster with that jacket? And don’t yall Kate Lovers chide me for it – I’m having a blast thinking of how that lunch went.

  42. Sammi says:

    I hope little Georgie filled his diaper during the ceremony!!

  43. Aurelia says:

    Kate looks ridiculous. Looks like she’s off the set of Dynasty, C.1983. She should stop taking style tips from her mother and get a real syslist. Camilla had to do it. She went from looking like a horses arse to looking really pretty good and appropriate.

    • Florc says:

      On occasion Kate nails it. Sometimes she’s a disaster. Often she’s just inappropriate for a woman with her responsibilities. With that said she’s fine here. Her hemline is good and shoulder pads are coming back for a quick trend. Though her outfit looks like small variations of the same main outfit it is fine.

      I don’t know why she doesn’t have a stylist. She very much needs someone to remind her of a weighted hemline, appropriate shoes for occasions, and how it’s easier to bend down when speaking to children in dress pants than a short skirt.

  44. Liquorice says:

    Prince George could not stopping watching Queen Elizabeth ! This is so cute ! Maybe he likes her or he finds her blue outfit fun !

  45. Aurelia says:

    Check out theDailyMail.co.uk for all the photos and get a load of the gay old brother James. Doing his best to look tres regal. Welcome back Tzar Nicolas of Russia.

    Its a sad day for mumma Midds Cazza when sophisticated Cam blows you out of the water and makes you look dowdy.

    Anyhoo, think Zara looks the best. At least she looks chic and contempraneous and not trapped in a dynasty time warp.

  46. Aurelia says:

    What, you mean to say that Gwenyth Pountry wasn’t godmother to the heir?

  47. Talie says:

    George looks almost exactly the same as Kate in her christening photo. Wow. Strong genes…not that that is a bad thing. ;-)

  48. Thiajoka says:

    Nyah, I think it was just a special occasion and this is her first baby. I doubt she’s about to go off the deep-end by wearing matchy-mama-and-baby ensembles.

    But, considering the baby’s christening gown, my first reaction was to remember Seinfeld’s puffy shirt episode. And a friend of mine pointed out that this baby is already giving the “we are not amused!” look.

  49. diablo says:

    he looks like he’s thinking, “do I own that”?

  50. sue says:

    it looked like a funeral, it was suppossed to be a christening, waity spoils everybodys mood, the whole middleton family there, and a bunch of royals, wow, this is now middleton show, was pippa there to hunt that 22 year old heir!!!!!

  51. duchessofhazard says:

    Ugh, Kate Middleton can make anything look dully middleclass and sloane rangery, for real.

  52. pao la says:

    I love how Harry went for two big kisses on his grandma’s cheeks while Camilla kissed her from thousand miles away and the Queen didn’t make a move! But then Camilla went to Philip and she smooched on both cheeks and she also patted his shoulder askin ‘how are you?’ in such a cheered tone. I can tell there is some beef there between those women. Long live the Queen! She really is one of a kind :D

  53. WendyNerd says:

    Kate looks like a jackass. William looks weird. That baby looks like he’s about to make me an offer I can’t refuse.

  54. Jo says:

    Well, he doesn’t look like Harry yet, does he?

  55. Her indoors says:

    I think George looks like Her Maj

  56. Aurelia says:

    Ok, I take it back. I was the one who said baby George looked too much like kate, who was by all accounts one hell of an ugly customer baby. I saw the official christening photo and the baby looks a decent mix of both parents. Thankfully.

  57. Fue McCormick says:

    … not a good color for Duchess Duckface … and when I look at George in those pics all I think of is Henry VIII holding a mutton chop …

  58. Fue McCormick says:

    Does anyone know who Kate curtsied to? I thought she didn’t have to do that crap when Wm was around?

  59. susan says:

    Scandinavian royals have super cute kids, lets wait and see how george will turn out!!