Britain’s royal baptism gown: Eight generations of tradition

July 21, 2014

According to The Telegraph:

The Victorian gown, which entered the record books having been worn by 62 babies during its lifespan, had humble beginnings. 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….

To read the full article in The Telegraph, please click here.

The baptism of the Prince of Wales, January 25, 1842.

The baptism of the Prince of Wales, January 25, 1842.

 

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