Royal Christenings Are Mostly the Same – but We NEED to Talk About What Happened at Prince William’s

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When it comes to royal christenings, there is a certain set of expectations in place. Ever since 1841, when Queen Victoria commissioned a cream-colored gown for her oldest daughter, Princess Victoria, the Honiton Christening Gown (as it was named for the fine lace used to make it) has been worn by all royal babies. Also used is the Lily Font, a large gold-leaf container that holds the water used for baptisms, which was designed by Prince Albert back in 1840. That font traditionally contains water from the River Jordan (where Jesus was baptized), and a silver ewer (or jug) that has been used . . .
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