On Monday, Kate Middleton gave birth to an 8 lb, 6 oz baby boy, who is now third in line for the throne. With a mum as internationally recognized for her fashion as Kate, her son is likely to inherit her sense of sophistication and flair. Here's what we know about the new royal baby's future style.
1) He Knows Where He Came From: The royal baby’s christening gown is inspired by the dress commissioned by Queen Victoria for her eldest daughter to wear to her christening in 1841. After 167 years of wear, the original gown was retired; the Queen's personal assistant and dresser Angela Kelly, and the team of dressmakers at Buckingham Palace, created an exact replica of the Victorian dress. The style of the gown is similar to the original, consisting of a lengthy skirt, a high-waist, short sleeves, a thick silk sash, elaborate collars, and a bow.
2) He's Supporting The Greek Economy: The Crown Princess of Greece, Marie-Chantal, is also a fashion designer, with her own line of luxury children's wear. She plans to give the new heir one of her signature clothing pieces: a white velour onesie adorned with a pair of gold angel wings.
3) He Could Be A Man in Tights: New-mom Kate Middleton received a special Finnish 'baby box'-- which doubles as a sleeping vessel-- from the Nordic country, which is comprised of baby clothing—including everything from “a snowsuit, hat and mittens to light rompers and leggings in unisex colors and patterns” -- condoms, and bra pads. "We were delighted to receive the very kind gift of the maternity package from the Finnish government. It was a very thoughtful gesture and we're very grateful for it," a Kensington Palace spokesman told BBC. "I'm sure the Duke and Duchess will be very interested to see the contents."
4) He Might Wear Organic: Kate and William have ordered baby clothes from overseas. Sapling, an Australian organic clothing company, reported that the couple placed a large online order which they shipped to the couple’s home. Owner Peta Stinson said: "We are very excited to be dressing the royal baby, she said. For a tiny business to be sending our clothes to a royal palace is very thrilling."
5) He Supports Local Businesses: The couple has also allegedly been shopping for baby goods locally. According to People Magazine, the Duchess of Cambridge has visited London shops including department store Peter Jones, Walton Street’s chic Nursery Window, and stylish childrens wear shop Trotters. "Kate has been in here several times," a Trotters shop assistant told People. "She always bought clothes when she came in."
6) He'll Get A Lot of Swag Bags (But May Not Get to Keep Them): Watch out Blue Ivy, North West, and Suri Cruise! Rumor has it that the royal baby already has received tons of designer duds. The high-fashion wear, that includes a Fendi layette set ($265) and Dior booties ($275), was sent to Will and Kate from luxury baby boutique Bel Bambini in Beverly Hills, TMZ reported. Although the gift basket from the LA store totaled an estimated value of $2300, the royal couple will reportedly only accept presents from "people known personally to them." Gifts from others are allegedly returned to the sender with a polite note from the royal family.