On Easter Sunday fans got to see Prince George and Princess Charlotte join their parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, as they attended the annual Easter service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. The only one missing was Prince Louis, who is still too young to attend such events.
For the outing, Kate wore a fitted baby blue coat dress from Emilia Wickstead, with Charlotte taking some inspiration from her mother as she wore a stunning frock from one of the royals’ favorite designers, Rachel Riley.
The outfit that Princess Charlotte was wearing is known as the ‘Forget-Me-Not Smocked Dress’ and costs £119.
The puff-sleeved party dress is a stunning number, made with a gathered skirt and traditional hand-smocked panel, and a peter pan collar trimmed in blue, with a button opening. It is currently available online in all sizes if anyone is interested.
The designer, who is not just a favorite of the royal family, but is also quite popular among other celebrities, spoke with HELLO! magazine after the appearance, and had this to say: “It was such a pleasure to see Princess Charlotte looking so pretty in our Forget-Me-Not Smocked Dress (rachelriley.co.uk)as she attended the Easter Sunday Church service.”
She added: “With its classic hand-smocking design and smart Peter-pan collar, the dress has been in our collections for over 10 years, and with the sweet forget-me-not print symbolizing remembrance and love, it is the perfect Easter outfit for any little girl to feel Spring-ready!”
One fun detail that the designer shared was the fact that all the smocked pieces the royal babies have worn previously, were made in the same workshop, including the smocked outfit that Prince William wore as a baby.
Back in 1983 Prince Charles and Princess Diana were pictured in New Zealand, and in the picture we can see a baby Prince William in his mothers arms, wearing a lovely smocked outfit.
Such a fun sweet detail!