Kate Middleton emerged from her maternity leave looking as glamorous as ever today (Monday 9th July) for the christening of her and Prince William's third-born child, Prince Louis.
Just as in previous years, Kate decided on a neutral palette for the religious ceremony, opting for a cream dress with matching headwear. And speaking of the headwear, can we all just take a moment to appreciate the Duchess' departure in her usual taste in hats. While she stuck to her fave milliner Jane Taylor for this chic headpiece, the whole feel is very different to what we're used to seeing her wear.
And we're feeling it! Like, really feeling it!
Members of the Royal Family arrive at St James's Palace for the christening of Prince Louis. pic.twitter.com/3pDk4D898C- Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 9, 2018
Of course, there were no surprises when it came to finding out the designer of the dress. Once again the Duchess of Cambridge chose an Alexander McQueen creation - the same brand who made her wedding dress and previous christening outfits.
Prince Louis arrives for his christening at the Chapel Royal with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte pic.twitter.com/8pz9ZTDMpI- Lizzie Robinson (@LizzieITV) July 9, 2018
And while the overall feel of the outfit is very similar to those she wore in previous years, there was no need for the Duchess' favoured 'coat dress' style thanks to the scorching summer we're experiencing. Instead she went for a more relaxed, v-neck style with what appeared to be a slightly shorter hem.
See what she wore to George and Charlotte's christenings here:
Prince George's christening
For the first of her children's christenings, Kate selected a cream Alexander McQueen dress with a long sleeve and decorative ruffle. She teamed the dress with a matching hat with an oversized flower.
Princess Charlotte's christening
A couple of years later, the Duchess of Cambridge was in cream yet again for the christening of daughter, Princess Charlotte. This time she selected a 'coat dress' by McQueen in a slightly brighter shade of ivory.
Prince Louis' christening, which took place at the same chapel where the pair christened Prince George, was attended by many members of the royal family including the newly married Duchess of Sussex. The Queen, however, decided to skip the festivities on this occasion.
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