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Prince George's Royal Christening Gown Designed By Queen's Couturier (PHOTOS)

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KATE MIDDLETON PRINCE GEORGE
Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold the Prince of Cambridge, Tuesday July 23, 2013, as they pose for the media outside St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth on Monday July 22. The boy, who is third in line to the British throne, has since been named George Alexander Louis by his parents and will be known as Prince George of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) | AP

The designer of the royal christening gown has been revealed but Prince George won't be wearing it when he has his baptism this week.

The third-in-line to the British throne is making his second official appearance since mum Kate Middleton presented the wee royal in July, but instead of wearing the historic garment, the wee tot will be decked out in a replica made by the Queen's couturier Angela Kelly, as the original gown has been deemed too fragile to wear.

That gown was designed by Janet Sutherland, the daughter of a Scottish coal miner, who received the title of Embroiderer to the Queen for her work.

"I am very proud to think an ordinary woman from a working class background could have designed such a beautiful robe," Sutherland's great-great-great niece, Patricia Perry, told the The Sunday Times. "I look forward to seeing the replica on Prince George."

Until recently, it was not known who had designed the original gown, which was first made for the christening of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria in 1841.

The white Spitafields silk-satin gown with Honiton cotton lace overlay was subsequently worn by 60 royal babies including Prince Charles and Prince William.

The replica that Prince George will wear has already been worn by the two daughters of Peter and Autumn Phillips (son and daughter-in-law of Princess Anne), Savannah and Isla Elizabeth, and Prince Edward's son James.

We can't wait to see the Duchess of Cambridge and her adorable son on this historical occasion!

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