Kate Wore a Real Conversation-Starting Headband to Prince Louis's Christening

Today, Prince Louis is being baptised at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace, and he was carried into the chapel by the Duchess of Cambridge, who's wearing her go-to designer for special occasions, Alexander McQueen. She wore an ivory dress with a deep-V neckline, puffy shoulders (reminiscent of the silhouette Princess Diana often turned to) and a fluted skirt. This sleeve detail is one Kate's particularly fond of this year—at the Trooping of the Colour, she wore a pale blue dress with the same pronounced shoulders.

Duchess of Cambridge Prince Louis Christening:



It's her headband, however, that really got our attention, as she wore a wide band in a matching shade with elaborate flower embellishments to the right hand side by the milliner Jane Taylor. Blair Waldorf would be ever so proud. Taylor has created hats for Kate numerous times before, including one for Prince George's christening.

Duchess of Cambridge Prince Louis Christening: Floral headband



Duchess of Cambridge Prince Louis Christening: Royal family



As for the man of the day, Prince Louis wore the Honiton robe, a replica of the royal christening robe made in 1941 for Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Victoria. Prince George and Princess Charlotte both also wore this to their own christenings. The Duchess of Sussex (aka Meghan Markle) wore an olive-green fitted dress by American designer Ralph Lauren, while Pippa Middleton wore a pale-blue sleeved midi dress with a pleated skirt by Alessandra Rich. ■

Next up, see more on the curveball colour Meghan wore to the royal christening.

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