Style steal: The pretty shawl that royal baby Archie made his public debut in

Posted in Parenting Essentials.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan debuted their baby boy Archie last week, and he was wrapped in a pretty shawl that some parents are keen to get hold of.

Leaves and flowers

While this royal couple are determined to approach parenting in their own way, they kept things traditional when it came to one element of Archie’s public debut – his cosy swaddle.

The tiny boy was wrapped in a gorgeously old-fashioned GH Hurt and Sons handmade shawl. The White Leaves and Flowers Baby Shawl is crafted in fine merino wool and would set you back a tick under $200 if you were keen to wrap your own baby like a royal.

It comes in pink, blue and ivory and is edged with a delicate shell stitch.

“This Ivory White lacy baby blanket takes three days to produce and is crafted by eight pairs of skilled hands in our shawl factory in Nottingham, England,” its makers say.

“It is beautifully lined giving this large shawl a light and airy feel, perfect to wrap up your little ones.”

A royal tradition

GH Hurt and Son’s shawls have featured in several royal baby debuts. In fact, they truly are a long-held royal tradition. 

They were first used when the Queen and Prince Philip welcomed Prince Charles, Town and Country reports. “The tradition also continued when Prince Charles and Princess Diana welcomed Prince William and Prince Harry. Kate Middleton and Prince William then carried on this tradition with the next generation, swaddling all three of their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, in a darling blanket from the same brand.”

Snap one up for the little royal in your life here.

 Royal baby's shawl


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