New potential Royal pageboy makes his way safely into the world
Posted on 8th May 2019 at 15:15
Heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the safe arrival of their son
As I write this Harry and Meghan have just appeared on BBC News with their baby boy snugly wrapped up in a blanket. This was an eighth great-grandchild for The Queen, coming after Savannah and Isla Phillips (born 2010 and 2012 respectively), Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis (2013, 2015 and 2018) and Mia and Lena Tindall (2014 and 2018)
Most of the royal great-grandchildren have performed the honourable duty of being a bridesmaid, flower-girl or pageboy at a Royal wedding. Both Savannah and Isla were bridemaids for Princess Eugenie when she married Jack Brooksbank in October 2018. Rumoured to be mischievous Savannah was caught on camera standing on Princess Eugenie's train, whilst Prince George beamed a cheeky grin behind her. This followed her covering Prince George's mouth at the Trooping of the Colour and telling him off for singing. Savannah, we like your style!
Also in attendance as a flower girl was Princess Charlotte, looking just gorgeous in her bridesmaids dress at the tender of just three. However this was not the first time she had been a bridesmaid. She first graced the stage at the wedding of her aunt, Pippa Middleton, in May 2017, and was caught on camera licking her confetti basket. She then repeated the honours in May 2018 for the Duchess of Sussex, sticking her tongue out at photographers as she went passed in the car
Prince George is a pageboy stalwart and has been on parade at all of the above weddings. His most popular look (or at least the bride's) is silk knee breeches in a variety of colours, usually paired with an ivory or white silk shirt and a cummerbund. Check out Lychgate's silk shirts, shorts and cummerbunds for an upmarket look to accompany your bespoke silk wedding dress. But as an alternative he rocked a replica of his father's uniform for Harry and Meghan's wedding. The outfit even had GC for George of Cambridge monogrammed in gold thread on the shouder. Now that's what we call swanky
Mia Tindall also performed the honours as a flower girl for Princess Eugenie. The tot was discovered to be holding a squidgy toy in the official wedding photographs, but at least it was the same colour as her dress. She also failed to crack a smile, but given her tender years no doubt it had been rather a long day. Mia, we forgive you
So. yet to grace the flower girl/bridesmaid/pageboy stage are Lena Tindall and Prince Louis, both born in 2018 and now Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, born, well, two days ago. Rumours abound of an engagement this year for Princess Beatrice to her beau Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi, a multi-millionaire property magnate. Some in the media are reporting the purchase of a $1million engagement ring but who knows. It looks likely that St George's Chapel will be pressed into service again and no doubt the Princess will have a bespoke silk wedding dress. Beatrice, you know where we are, discretion assured!
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