Nov 252014

This afternoon a new photograph with Prince George started making the rounds online.

Via Hot Monarchy

Via Hot Monarchy

Blogger Hot Monarchy shared the photo on Tumblr and on Twitter.  There was quite a scramble as we tried to determine when the picture was taken. Hello! Canada’s Dave Lee helped on Twitter:

David Sun Lee Twitter Feed

David Sun Lee Twitter Feed

The Daily Mail’s Rebecca English also offered insight, again via Twitter:

Rebecca English, The Daily Mail, Twitter Feed

Rebecca English, The Daily Mail, Twitter Feed

To the best of everyone’s knowledge, there are no plans to release the photograph. Royal photographer Mark Stewart (aka RegalEyes on Twitter) noted that new family photos are often seen on royal Christmas cards. Perhaps we shall see a new picture of Prince George before the end of the year.

Moving now to what George wore in the new (to us) photograph, we begin with his sweater, it is by a British brand, Powell Craft.

Powell Craft Cardigan at ChildrenSalon

Powell Craft Cardigan at ChildrenSalon

The company has been around more than 50 years; they started doing business in 1962, selling wooden toys. Since then Powell Craft has expanded into children swear and infant clothing, nursery accessories, dolls and other items across a broad range of categories.

We show George’s sweater at ChildrenSalon. It is 100% cotton, with two front pockets accented with ivory tipping, that trim is also seen on the collar and the sweater’s hem. More from the product description:

 It is perfect for wearing over tops and babygrows and is thick enough to be worn as a light pram coat.

The description notes the sweater runs large, also indicating it is machine washable. It sells for $34.47 at the ChildrenSalon US website.  ChildrenSalon carries a broad range of Powell Craft, including sweaters, dresses, rompers, accessories and much more. Today’s Tip of the Tiara goes to the whiz kids at Prince George Pieces for their ID on the sweater.

As best we could tell, His Royal Highness was also wearing a pair of denim trousers, or dungarees.  They appear to be a standard style without embellishment or other decor. They could well be a basic piece from Baby Gap or Trotters.


One other item of note this evening: Prince George has been named the Most Stylish Baby Boy of 2014 in a survey done by My 1st Years. More from Hello! magazine’s story about the poll:

It comes as no surprise that Prince George was voted top of the list by almost four in ten voters, as his outfits often sell out mere hours after he is spotted wearing them. The adorable little prince repeatedly had fans rushing to stores to recreate his adorable and colourful outfits as he joined his parents on their royal tour of Australia and New Zealand for their own toddlers.

NUNNROTA/Nunn Syndicaton/Polaris Images

NUNNROTA/Nunn Syndicaton/Polaris Images

We will see you on the next week as we have other updates to share. Until then, may those celebrating Thanksgiving have a safe and happy holiday!

Sep 012014

Hello and welcome to another post showcasing and identifying items Prince George has worn. We’ll go in reverse chronological order, starting with today’s ID of the sweater George is seen wearing on the cover of Woman’s Day New Zealand.

Woman's Day NZ Facebook Page

Woman’s Day NZ Facebook Page

If you look in the upper right corner you can see a picture of HRH captioned with the phrase “Having a Ball!”   In the photo Prince George is wearing a sweater by The White Company, a store where we know Kate has shopped.


More accurately, it is from the retailer’s Little White Company line. George is wearing the ‘Crab Motif Sweater,’ a piece that is no longer available. Here is more from the product description:

Our in-house designer has combined Wintery fair isle prints with cute Summery crabs to make this adorable knitted jumper a great layering piece all year round. We’ve highlighted the bright cobalt blue stitching in the hemline by matching to the button stitching on the shoulder placket. Available in ecru. 100% cotton. Machine washable.

The sweater originally retailed for £28, about $45 at today’s exchange rates.

The White Company was started more than twenty years ago by Chrissie Rucker, MBE*, when she was “unable to find well-designed, beautiful quality bed linen, principally in white. The arrival of her first child prompted the creation of The Little White Company, a range of children’s and baby’s clothing, bedding and toys.” (Member of the Order of the British Empire, awarded for “significant achievement or outstanding service to the community. An MBE is also awarded for local ‘hands-on’ service which stands out as an example to other people. More here.)


Next, a piece George was seen in when out for a walk with Nanny Maria last week. It was a cool, damp day and George was well protected in his Hippychick All in One



This is the Hippychick Shell, there is a fleece version in this same color scheme, but I think that would have been too warm, even with the stiff breeze. Both versions are waterproof and windproof, huge assets when trying to stay warm and dry, no matter your age. Here is how the All in One Shell is described:

  • Made from the very highest quality Teflon coated nylon…
  • Fully adjustable Velcro tabs on the hood, wrists and on the elasticated waist.
  • On the 12-18 and 18-24 month sizes, the ankle features elastic stirrups.
  • They don’t just look good, they are also incredibly practical and can be wiped clean or machine washed. These All in Ones are generously sized to ensure that they can fit over other clothing, so you can take your children out and about, whatever the weather!

Hippychick has posted a cute video on You Tube about their waterproof all in one products.



Prices for the shell version we believe George is wearing start at £28.50 for Size 12 – 18 months.

Hippychick is family-owned and operated, started by Julia Minchin in 1999, husband Jeremy Minchin joined the company in 2001. Here’s more from their About Us page:

Despite now employing 24 people (many of whom are mums with young children), and supplying everyone from Harrods to Asda, we remain totally committed to our original values – to discover and develop products that are truly useful and make life easier for parents.

In the US some Hippychick items can be found on Amazon; I am working on getting specific info for other retailers and will update the post as soon as I can.

NOTE: While recent photos have been posted in other blogs, on Facebook and on Twitter, we do not have licensed rights to them and are unable to share any here. Our apologies for the lack of current pictures of Prince George, hopefully HRH will be out and about soon!



Jul 222014

Happy Birthday Prince George!

It feels a little odd after the flurry of the new family photos, and our retrospective post looking back over the year, to share a post with no new photos of His Royal Highness, nor loads of new info. But because of the occasion I wanted to cobble something together, so here we go, beginning with sentiments of the day as expressed on Twitter by the folks from the Tour de France.

Tour de France Twitter

Tour de France Twitter

Continue reading »