Apr 162014
 

The Cambridges landed in Sydney on a gloriously bright, sunny day. HRH matched the mood in a smocked baby suit featuring sailboats.

Once again we see HRH on-trend with the nautical theme so popular this spring. His baby suit, as some call them (or romper, shortie, there are many different names for these), features elegant hand smocking with sailboats across the bodice. It also has coordinating piping in a coordinating blue motif at the outside of his Peter Pan collar, as well as on the sleeve cuffs and buttons up the back. I’m sure it is 100% cotton, and a fine grade of fabric at that.

UPDATED 4/25:  George’s darling romper is by Les Petites Abeilles, the Smocked Sailboat Romper.

Les Petite Abeilles

Les Petite Abeilles

Earlier in the day as TRH were leaving New Zealand we saw George in the same ensemble worn for the family’s arrival. It’s obvious the Duchess is being very sensible, she is not going to invest heavily in heritage pieces that will be worn but a few times by an 8-month-old.

George wore his navy and ivory Rachel Riley Sailboat Smocked Dungaree. It appeared he was also wearing the Chelsea Clothing Milo bodysuit from Trotters, although it’s possible the garment is different, so many of the items for babies this size can look very similar.

Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley

Many readers will already have noted that George wore his knit ivory cardigan again, the one with two soldiers woven into the sweater, they are not an embellishment added atop the material. The sweater is one of our first UFOs (Unidentified Fashion Objects) with the young Prince, we will continue to pursue its identification. Prince George’s stylish ensemble was complete with his Early Days Pre-Walker (£27, about $45) shoes in navy leather, we show them at Childrensalon.

Childrensalon

Childrensalon

Once the family arrived at Admiralty House the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, presented HRH with a distinctively Australian gift: a giant, fuzzy wombat. George seemed rather taken by his new stuffed animal, even if it was bigger than he is. (His parents’ staff are going to need an awful lot of room to transport all of his gifts back to Kensington Palace!)

The Today Show Instagram

The Today Show Instagram

It wasn’t the only gift for the Prince; during the official welcoming event at the Sydney Opera House his parents were presented with a miniature cricket bat for George, compliments of the Cricket World Cup organization.

Cricket World Cup 2015

Cricket World Cup 2015

Thus far on the trip Prince George has been extremely well behaved. At times he looked  a little nonplussed, but who can blame him? Being on the tarmac of an airport is a very loud, distracting, unusual experience.

NEXT ENGAGEMENT:

  • We don’t expect to see George again until the Royal Easter Show on Friday (Thursday evening US time), and this is not a confirmed appearance
  • One FYI, there is clock showing the time in Sydney on the upper right side of the blog, we thought that might be helpful because of the substantial time difference between countries

 

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