The royals are serious as afternoon tea when it comes to tradition. That's why, for 167 years, all of Britain’s royal babies wore the same lace and white satin gown to their Christening ceremonies. Sadly, wee Prince George will be forced to wear a replica.
As Hello! reports:
Following the baptism of Lady Louise Windsor in 2004, it was decided the ancient garment was too delicate to be used again. As a result, the Queen commissioned an exact replica of the 1841 christening gown to replace the original robe.
The gently-used gown has already been worn by the two daughters of Peter and Autumn Phillips, Savannah and Isla Elizabeth, and James, Viscount Severn. Harrumph. Seems like the future King of the United Kingdom would get his own damn dress, but what do I know, I've got former slaves in my family tree, we barely have any freaking heirlooms.