Heirloom christening gown 1When Prince George made his entrance into the Church of England it got me thinking about BB’s christening in July 2012.

Like Prince George, who wore a replica of the royal family’s antique christening gown made in 1841, BB wore the same gown worn by my mum – her granny – and my grandpa – her great grandpa (pictured).

Sadly I didn’t get to wear the 92-year-old heirloom given that I was seven when my parents finally got around to organising my christening (seven! The experience is worthy of an entirely different blog post) and obviously it wouldn’t have fit.

But it fit my grandpa when my great granny made it for him in 1921 (pictured).

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And it fit my mum when she was christened in 1955 (also pictured).

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And we’re not the only ones. After digging a little deeper I’ve found other mums who were also able to dust down family outfits for the big day – one of which is a staggering 129-years-old – proving heirloom christening gowns aren’t just for royals.

I wrote a story about them the Daily Mirror which you can read here if you fancy.

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