Lady Louise Windsor was last royal baby to have this special tradition

Danielle Stacey

The daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise WindsorHe made history with her royal baptism.

The then five-month-old infant was christened at the private chapel in Windsor in April 2004 and she was the last royal baby to wear the original royal christening gown.

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The honiton and lace gown dates back to 1841 when it was created for the christening of Victoria, Princess Royal. It was used by the royal family until 2004, at which point it was worn by 62 royal children including King Charles and his sons Prince William and Prince Harry.

The late Queen Elizabeth II commissioned her personal wardrobe consultant, Angela Kelly, to create it a replica of the royal christening gown of 1841who had become too tender.

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Prince William wears the original royal christening gown

The replica was first worn by Lady Louise’s younger brother, James, Viscount Severn, at his christening in 2008.

The replica of the royal christening gown was last used for the Christening of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s daughter Siennain April 2022.

Lady Louise, born a month premature at Frimley Park Hospital in November 2003, is is currently studying English at the University of St Andrews – where her older cousin Prince William met his future wife Kate Middleton.

Prince Louis wears the replica royal christening gown in 2018

Prince Edward and Sophia five godparents to their daughter – the Earl’s cousins ​​Lady Sarah Chatto, Lord Ivor Mountbatten and Lady Alexandra Etherington, as well as the couple’s friends Rupert Elliott and Francesca Schwarzenbach.

While Edward and Sophie are going about their royal duties full-time, it is expected that Lady Louise and James will pursue their own career paths in the future.

In conversation with The Sunday Times In 2020, Sophie said that she and Edward raised their children with the understanding that they “very likely have to work for a living”.

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