Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was christened yesterday, July 5th, 2015. The small ceremony took place at the church at St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk. The same church that princess Diana was christened at.
The royal family arrived in style, with Princess Charlotte being pushed in a pram by her mother. The Duchess wore a beautiful cream dress coat and matching hat. Onlookers were delighted that the little prince sported a red short outfit that was very similar to the one his father wore when he first met his baby brother, Prince Harry.
Following tradition, the little princess was baptized in the same christening gown used in 2013 by her older brother, in the lily baptismal font, and in water from the River Jordan. The archbishop of Canterbury performed the ceremony, which was attended only by very close family. A small reception was held afterward, followed by tea at the Queen’s nearby residence and official photographs. At tea, guests were served cake that, following tradition, was a tier from the duke and duchess’ wedding cake.
The Duke and Duchess decided to break tradition when naming Charlotte’s Godparents. They didn’t choose anyone from the royal family, but three close friends and a cousin from each side. To learn more about them, and the ceremony, we found this article from bbc.com to be the most informative.
We love that the Duke and Duchess centered the ceremony on tradition, and kept the spirit of Princess Diana present in small, significant ways. We also love that they preserved the sacred nature of the ceremony by keeping it small and intimate. Princess Charlotte looked stunning in the traditional heirloom gown.
Your little prince or princess will be just as breathtaking in the Royal Christening Gown by One Small Child. This heirloom garment was designed to be a beautiful replica of the English royal family’s gown. Now you can bring a piece of that royal elegance to your family to be enjoyed for years to come. Shop the Royal Christening Gown and all the accessories now.
We love the new Royal Christening Gown! We adore all the frills and can’t help but swoon over all those ruffles. Did you know that we are offering embroidery options for the Royal Gown as well? Is doesn’t get much better than a gorgeous gown that’s personalized just for her!
Embroidery options are placed on the front of the slip, just above the ruffle and off-center to the right. Choose from 7 embroidery options and several thread colors. Oh, and don’t worry. Adding personalization options won’t delay your order. Learn more about our embroidery options here.
We can’t get enough of this gorgeous gown! In honor of the royal christening to take place this weekend, here are some more pretty pictures from our Royal Christening Gown shoot. Enjoy!
To learn more about the Personalized Royal Christening Gown, check out this post.
Today we’re highlighting all the accessories to our Royal Christening Gown. No Christening outfit is complete without some adorable shoes, and a matching blanket. Add a bib, diaper cover and classy pearl bracelet. Now the look is truly complete! Each accessory is made to flawlessly match the Royal Christening Gown, with the same luxurious re-embroidered lace and a silk base…
Royal Christening Shoes… Slip her feet into these adorable soft-construction slippers! The re-embroidered lace overlays a dupioni silk base. Fully lined with the softest cotton flannel, they provide a gentle warmth. A super-soft elastic band keeps them comfortably in place.
Royal Christening Bib… Protect the front of her gorgeous gown from threatening baby stains. Tie this on between the ceremony and photo shoots to maintain your look, and preserve your gown. The re-embroidered lace overlays dupioni silk and is finished with a silk bias trim and tie. Features an absorbent cotton flannel base.
Royal Christening Blanket… Your little one loves to be warm and comfortable. Keep her cozy on her Christening day with a matching blanket. The re-embroidered lace graces one corner of this dupioni silk blanket. This standard-sized blanket is lined with cotton flannel and finished with a generous silk ruffle. Make it unmistakably hers with one of our many embroidery options.
Mother and Child Pearl Bracelet Set… What’s a gorgeous gown without a little bling? Add some simple jewelry! We love a classy freshwater pearl bracelet, handmade for mom and baby.
Silk Dupioni Diaper Cover… Don’t forget the basics! A simple dupioni silk diaper cover will hide anything unsightly. Comfortable elastic waist and legs. Features cute satin ribbon bows at each leg opening.
Camisole Bodysuit… We layer this under everything! Little ones love the added warmth and comfort. Made from silky-soft bamboo. Add one of our embroidery options to personalize.
Royal Inspired Christening… Who doesn’t love the lavish look for such a special celebration? Invite your guests in style with a gold leaf embossed invitation. Ornate lace details and a beautiful crest add to the royal effect. Treat your guests to a five-tiered gold and white christening cake. Pretty lace fondant will taste as wonderful as it appears. Send them off with a fabulously re-decorated chocolate bar favor-with gold wrapping, of course!
A Touch of Pink… Throw her a Christening party worthy of the little princess she is! Pale pink and sparkling gold detailing grace these invitations. Each layer of this fabulous cake offers its own unique decoration-each precious and princess appropriate. Favor your guests with a princess inspired re-decorated chocolate bar. So adorable!
Fit For A Prince… We love a dark blue with gold! Subtle navy pinstripes offer a masculine touch to a classy invitation. Simple gold scrollwork accentuate this rich blue cake. Isn’t it stunning?!
A Modern Twist… Love the royal feel, but not crazy about all the frills? A simple gold-lettered invitation will feel rich, but modern. Go for a glittery gold and white color-block cake. Dare to be different! Favor your guests with hand-made lace crowns. The little girls will love prancing around pretending to be princesses!
The Look, But Less… Short on time or money? Send a postcard invitation with a royal essence. Favor your guests with a buffet of gold-wrapped candies in ornate apothecary jars. Rolos, Hershey’s nuggets and Ferro Rochers are conveniently ready to go! Opt for a simple one-tier cake that’s beautifully decorated and supplement with a sheet cake. You’ll get the grand effect without the cost.
We are pleased to introduce something stunning today. It’s been months in the making, and we feel this new gown is finally ready for a big debut. We’ve created a profoundly regal Christening gown, worthy for any royal. Take a look at the new Royal Christening Gown from One Small Child!
What makes it Royal…
The Royal Christening Gown is made from the finest materials… An ornately embroidered satin-silk bodice is absolutely stunning. This luxurious fabric has all the charm and rich pearl color of silk. It offers the beautiful sheen of muted satin. You’ll love the silky-smooth feel that only a combination of these materials could provide. We topped the satin-silk with layers of re-embroidered lace netting, in the same pearl tone. This lavish material has character! The re-embroidery offers a pronounced texture, found in only the finest of textiles.
The Royal Christening Gown has style… It offers all the simple charm of an old-world heirloom. The bodice features ornamental embroidery. flanked with lace. The three-tier ruffle sleeve is suitable for any season. A slight gather provides an appropriate skirt volume. Symmetrical sweeps reveal yet another layer of exquisite lace. Generous ruffles finish the sweeps and hem of the gown. Hand-gathered silk trim offers extra decoration. Silk-covered buttons neatly secure the back of the gown to part-way down. This offers gown presentation ease. From the lace collar to the over-stated hemline, this gown is timeless.
The Royal Christening Gown is hand-made… Each Royal gown is hand-crafted with love. Special care is taken to construct your gown with beauty and durability. We’ve selected only the finest materials. Our most experienced seamstresses work to give you a gown worthy to be passed from generation to generation.
All the details…
The Royal Christening Gown is a four-piece set… Along with the gown, you’ll receive a matching bonnet, cotton slip and preservation bag. The matching bonnet has two tiers of lavish lace and shimmery silk ribbon ties. The slip is made from combed cotton broadcloth material. It’s both comfortable and durable. A thick ruffle with generous gathering provides subtle volume to the bottom of the gown. This helps preserve the gown’s shape throughout the skirt. Our muslin preservation bag with padded hanger provide the proper environment for garment storage.