Fashion expert on royal christening style and infant Lilibet: “Modernized, minimal, and plain”
Lilibet (Lili) Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s second child, was born on June 4, 2021 in Santa Barbara, California.
Because it is customary for royal children to be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the private chapel at Windsor Castle, rumors have circulated about where Lili will be baptised.
According to royal sources, Harry is willing to wait until the right circumstances arise before baptizing his daughter at Windsor Castle.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Lili’s older brother, was baptized at two months old in a private ceremony at Windsor Castle on July 6, 2019.
This was also true for his cousins, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
Regardless of where Lili is christened, all eyes will be on the attendees’ attire, notably Meghan’s, as well as the appearance of baby Lili, as no official images have been posted.
The dress of royal christenings has long been a topic of discussion, and baby Lili’s will be no exception.
This website chatted with Daena Borrowman, PR, Social & Digital Marketing Manager at jewellerybox.co.uk, about some of the royal infant christenings throughout the years.
“All royal babies have worn the same dress since 1841, when Queen Victoria and Albert commissioned it for their eldest daughter Victoria’s christening.
“The gown was composed of Spitalfields silk and Honiton lace, and it was worn to a total of 62 royal christenings.
“More recently, in 2004, the Queen herself decided that the dress had become too delicate and requested that an exact replica be constructed for future generations.
“Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and their cousin Archie Mountbatten-Windsor all wore this outfit.
“It is said that the Queen’s personal dressmaker traveled to Italy with the original gown in her handbag in order to obtain the exact lace for the replica.”
If Lili is christened in California, it seems improbable that she will wear a duplicate of Queen Victoria’s baptism gown.
This will be a complete departure from convention, and it is possible that it will ruffle a few family feathers.
“At christenings, the royal wedding guests frequently go for a more understated look,” Daena continued.
“At her children’s christenings, Kate Middleton is known for wearing relatively basic white or beige coloured dresses.
“Brinkwire Summary News” says, “The royals also like to make subtle statements with their jewelry.”