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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.”
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were photographed with their newborn son earlier at Windsor Castle today. The baby has been named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Archie was born on Monday, 6th May, at 05:26 in the morning, weighing 7lbs 3oz at birth and The Duke of Sussex was present. ? Royal Communications
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.