Well as Royal Baby Watch continues, bets are being taken as to whether it will be a prince or a princess, the given name and anything else one might speculate upon–weight & length; direction of fingerprint spiral patterns; Wills stomachs the delivery without getting light-headed or Wills faints at the sight of this royal yet completely pedestrian miracle of nature–you name it. They’ll take odds on anything in England, your Blog Hostess should know!
Naturally, there’s one facet of the impending Baby Cambridge that only We here at Tiaras and Trianon have the acumen to address. What will the future Prince/Princess of Cambridge’s first piece of Royal Headgear be? [Hey, sometimes you gotta pioneer & get your hands dirty to get that hard-hitting, award-winning news story.]
To your Blog Hostess, the answer is obvious. Mind you, we’re not talking about Royal Millinery. Clearly the fair-skinned cherub will have many a bonnet to protect “their” complexion. Couture bonnets…don’t get me started!
Princess Lillabet’s Coronet is the only suitable choice: it’s unisex, a hand-me-down/heirloom from his Great-Grandma Elizabeth, plus it was forged to celebrate a pivotal event in the monarchy’s history.
the history of the coronet
In May 1937,
coronation also provided new gleaming headpieces for the royal mother and her daughters. Immediately after their mother’s official coronation as Queen Elizabeth, Princess Lilabet and Princess Margaret crowned themselves with Lilliputian circlets fashioned in the style of medieval coronets. Created by the royal family’s jeweller, Garrard & Company, these “trinkets” were silver-lined and silver gilt…yet oddly gleaming gold.
In addition to being heart-achingly darling, the 11 year-old Princess Lilabet assumed her regal duties as she greeted the public from the balcony at Buckingham Palace with her mother, just as a future Queen of England should. Like every adoring grandmother, Mary of Teck wrote in her diary that the princesses “looked too sweet…especially when they put on their coronets“.
upcoming Formal events makes Lilabet’s Coronet Trés appropriate
…and incredibly handy. Let’s face it, child-sized royal headgear is in short supply. [As far as We know these coronets are the only two, assuming they still exist.] Aside from the coronet being fashionably suitable for a boy or girl, its rich history and illustrious owner, Baby Cambridge will have many an opportunity to wear the gilt circlet, assuming “their” head doesn’t grow at a preposterous pace.
Baby Cambridge will witness at least two coronations in “their” lifetime: Grandpa Charles, current Prince of Wales and that of Wills, her royal daddy. Depending on when–and if–this happens, what a convenient circlet to have on hand! And while we’re on the subject of “when-and-if,” what a darling accessory to top off tiny formal attire at Uncle Harry’s nuptials. No pressure Harry, we love you and your ginger-brained pranks! Never change…Baby C also has the weddings of Princess Beatrice and Eugenie of York looming sometime in the future. Unfortunately, Aunt Pippa’s book signings are not tiara events.
Naturally, it all depends on how the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge plan to parent. Will they bring their child to state dinners? Many a parent loves to show off a well-behaved child when friends come to dinner, might the same apply to Baby Cambridge? [I can hear Queen Elizabeth shuddering at the thought from here, an ocean and a continent away.]
Whilst We fabricate imaginary tiara events, beyond Our cogitation and conjecture one fact is immutable. We won’t know if Baby Cambridge won’t be wearing Princess Lilabet’s Coronet until the royal rugrat’s neck is strong enough to support it.