When Kate stepped out of the Lindo Wing in 2013, hundreds of camera lenses were trained on the little bundle she cradled proactively in her arms. Prince George had not yet been named, but the world was anxious for a peek at the new prince who will one day be king.
George was an active newborn. He contorted his face into a number of grimaces while wiggling precociously, one small fist thrust from the blanket. While the images of the royal baby’s first wave spread like lightning around the globe, the talk also turned to his blanket. Just as Kate’s clothes are carefully observed, discussed, and repliKated, so too are the choices she makes for her children.
It quickly emerged that the Duchess had picked a piece from G. H. Hurt & Son. The family-owned company does not hold an official Royal Warrant, but they certainly have the Windsor’s stamp of approval. Kate was not striking out on her own when she picked the hand-finished baby shawl. In 1948, her grandmother-in-law, then Princess Elizabeth, used a G. H. Hurt & Sons blanket to present Prince Charles, and Princess Diana also turned to the company when her time came to stand on the Lindo Wing steps holding Prince William. Kate followed in the footsteps of her royal predecessors by wrapping a third generation heir to the throne in his scalloped blanket.
It probably shouldn’t have been terrible surprise that Kate would again tap G. H. Hurt & Son for her second big reveal, when she presented the little Princess Charlotte just a week ago.
Like every element of the Lindo Wing presentation, even the blanket conforms to the continuity of royal tradition and protocol, a rhythm to life that keeps the monarchy strong and sound, on a foundation that does not shift. “Knitted in an ivory white,” the beautiful blanket is hand-finished with the scalloped edges distinctive to the Cambridge baby presentations. I am excited to be giving away one of these beautiful blankets! Enter the give-away below by adding a comment, and increase your chances of winning by connecting with Kate’s Clothes on social media!
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