Only last year the gown’s creator was revealed to have been a young woman named Janet Sutherland, the daughter of a coal miner from Falkirk, who died in 1852 at the age of 45.
Sutherland was commissioned by Queen Victoria to make the gown for the christening of her eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal, in 1841.
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Sutherland went on to receive the title of embroiderer to the Queen.
In the 163 years that followed, the gown was worn by all royal babies, including Prince George’s father, the Duke of Cambridge, grandfather the Prince of Wales and great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.
This vintage Christening gown is made from pure silk and features Swarovski crystals along the outline of the gown and on the matching outfit pieces.
Piece 1: Overlay dress (image 1) Piece 2: Romper (image 2) Piece 3: Hat Piece 4: Shoe Slippers The gown is suitable for babies 6 months to 1 yrs of age. A fabulous outfit for a Christening, wedding or other special occasion.