From the moment he was presented to the world wrapped in a bird-accented muslin aden + anais baby blanket and G.H. Hurt and Son shawl, people have been fascinated by the fashion of Prince George Alexander Louis, and now royal watchers have the opportunity to look back at articles of children’s clothing that clad the ancestor’s of the latest addition to the British royal family in years gone by in The Museum of London’s latest exhibition, “A Royal Arrival.”
Through October 2013 aficionados of attire can get an up close look at items of infancy dating back as far as the 17th century with a display of a skullcap worn by the baby who would one day be Charles I; the 18th century is represented by a lace mitten and linen undershirt once donned by a young Prince George William Frederick, who would later rule as King George III. Tourists can also picture visions of the Victorian era through such monarchical mementoes as baby booties, shoes and stockings worn by Princess Alice, Princess Beatrice and Prince Leopold; the insignia-accented child’s robe of a young Prince Edward Albert, who would later step into the role of King Edward VII, and a nursing apron believed to have been worn by Queen Victoria.
Located at 150 london Wall, entry to The Museum of London is free.
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Filmed shortly before the birth of Prince George, in the following video the curator of fashion and decorative arts at The Museum of London takes fashion fans on a tour of some of the items showcased in “A Royal Arrival”:
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